Noam Weisbrod is a Professor of Hydrology at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, in the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, which he joined in 2002. Since 2018, he serves as the Director (Dean) of the BIDR, presiding over 65 faculty members, 90 staff members and 300 graduate students.

Weisbrod’s degrees are from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Soil Sciences and Hydrology). He was a postdoctoral fellow and a research assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Oregon State University, USA.

Weisbrod took part in various international delegations to assess local water realities, in places such as Chile, Inner Mongolia, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and the Galapagos. In addition to leading numerous national and international research projects, he was a member of the steering committee for the BGU–Northwestern University cooperative projects in water sciences, and for “BusinessH2O: Water management best practices from the USA and Israel.”

Weisbord supervised more than 50 master’s degree and PhD students and postdoctoral scholars, and co-authored more than 110 papers in the subjects of Hydrology, Agriculture, Aquifer Recharge, and Environmental Sciences.