Presentations

  • “The Use of Computers in Engineering”, Fourth National Conference on Data Processing, Jerusalem, 1968.
  • “The Use of Computers in Water Resources” and “Water Resources Systems Analysis”, International Postgraduate Course on the Management of Water Resources, Technion, 1970, 1971 and 1974.
  • “A Hierarchy of Models for Optimizing the Operation of Water Systems”, Symposium on the Water Environment and Human Needs, M.I.T., 1970.
  • A series of invited lectures at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, on Water Resources and Engineering Systems Analysis, 1971.
  • Lectures at the Mexico Israel Workshop on Water Utilization and Management, Mexico, September October 1974.
  • A series of invited lectures at the Technical University of Helsinki and at the University of Oulu, Finland, on “Water Resources Systems Analysis Theory and Application”, February 1975.
  • “Optimization of Water Distribution Systems” a seminar given for the Pan American Health Organization in Mexico City, December, 1977.
  • “Multiobjective Decision Making in Water Resources”, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Toronto, April 1978.
  • “Multiobjective Decision Making in Water Resources”, University of Guelph, March 1978.
  • “Multiobjective Decision Making in Water Resources Theory and Applications”, Nova Scotia Technical College, Halifax, April, 1978.
  • “Computer Applications in Water Distribution Systems Engineering” Specialty Conference on Computer Applications in Hydrotechnical and Municipal Engineering, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Toronto, May 1978.
  • “Water Distribution Systems: Simulation and Optimization”, Short Course on Water Supply Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, May 1978.
  • Coordinator and lecturer, 1st Urban Water Resources Workshop, University of Toronto, May 1978.
  • A series of lectures and discussions on water resources systems analysis at the Rijksinstitut voor Drinkwatervoorzeining, Holland, September 1978.
  • Lectures at the 3rd Urban Water Resources Workshop, University of Toronto, February 1980.
  • IIASA Workshop on “Conflicts, Criteria, Uncertainty and Institutions in Regional Water Management”, Laxenburg, Austria, October 1980.
  • “Energy Saving in Regional Water Supply Systems”, Joint South African Israeli Conference on Operations Research, Pretoria, February 1981.
  • “Experiences in Multiobjective Planning and Management of Water Resources Systems”, Commission Lecture for the International Commission on Water Resources Systems at the First Scientific General Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), Exeter, July 1982.
  • “Statistical Analytical Methods for Analysis of Water Resource Systems”, The Israeli Committee for Hydrology Annual Symposium, May 1982.
  • “Water Policy for Israel”, Joint Seminar of the Neaman Institute and Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C., November 1983.
  • “Modeling in Drinking Water Supply Planning”, a lecture at the post graduate course on “Systems Methods and Models in Water Supply Engineering”, The University of Delft, Holland, January 1984.
  • “Decision Making Aids for Policy Making in Israel’s Water Sector”, Third Conference of Industrial Engineering and Management on “Industrial Engineering in the Computer Age”, Tel Aviv, February 1984.
  • “National Water Policy: Methodology and the Case of Israel”, Seminar in the Department of Civil Engineering, Stanford University, October 1984.
  • “The Statistical Analytical Method in Water Resources”, Seminar in the Department of Mathematics. University of California, Santa Barbara, October 1984.
  • “Optimal Design of Water Distribution Systems”, Seminar at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, October 1984.
  • “National Water Policy: Methodology and the Case of Israel”, Seminar in the Division of Water Resources and Hydrodynamics, M.I.T., October 1984.
  • “Water Distribution Systems: Analysis, Optimization, Maintenance, Operation, Reliability”, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experimental Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, December 1984.
  • “Israel’s Water: Management of a Scarce Resource”, Lecture given during the Independent Activities Period, M.I.T., January 1985.
  • “Getting the Most out of Water Distribution Systems: Operation, Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Capacity Expansion”, Presentation at the World Bank, Washington, D.C., with C.D.D. Howard, February 1985.
  • “National Water Policy”, at the World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C., February 1985.
  • “Water Distribution Systems”, “Regional Water Systems”, and “Water Policy” lectures given at the IBM African Institute on Computer Aided Management of Water, Agriculture and Regional Planning in Arid Zones, Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, February 1985.
  • “Reliability of Water Supply”, NATO Advanced Studies Institute on Reliability and Risk in Water Resources Engineering, Tucson, Arizona, May 1985.
  • “Computer Applications for Real Time Operation of Water Distribution Systems A Tutorial”, ASCE Specialty Conference on “Computer Applications in Water Resources”, Buffalo, New York, June 1985.
  • “Reliability and Risk Assessment of Water Supply Systems”, with C.D.D. Howard, ASCE Specialty Conference on “Computer Applications in Water Resources”, Buffalo, New York, June 1985.
  • “Optimization of Water Distribution Systems”, AWWA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. June 1985.
  • “Management of Water Resources”, Rapporteur at the Joint EEC Israel Workshop on the Management of Water Resources, European Institute for Water, Varese, Italy, September 1985.
  • “Future Possibilities for Decision Making in Water Resources Planning”, invited lecture at the International UNESCO Symposium on Decision Making in Water Resources Planning, Oslo, Norway, May 5 7, 1986.
  • “Difficulties and Problems in Modelling for Water Management” with Y. Bachmat, invited lecture at the Seminar on Modelling for Water Management, Europe Institute for Water, in Como, Italy, May 21 22, 1987.
  • “Quadratic Programming with Stochastic Quadratic Constraints” with Janet M. Wagner, ORSA/TIMS Meeting, St. Louis, USA, October 25 28, 1987 (Paper TE 14.2).
  • “Computer Methods and Models for Water Resources Management” with Saul Arlosoroff, First International Conference in Africa on Computer Methods and Models for Water Resources Management, Rabat, Morocco, March 1988.
  • “Water Resources Systems Analysis: Cases with Multiple Objectives”, Institute for Water Conservancy and Hydropower Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Water Resources and Electric Power, Beijing, China, October 1990.
  • “Management of Water Resources”, Shaanxi School of Hydrotechnical Engineering, Xian, China, October 1990.
  • “Multiobjective Decision Making in Water Resources”, Nanjing Research Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources, Nanjing, China, October 1990.
  • “Multiobjective Decision Making in Water Resources: Basics and Applications”, Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Japan, November 1990.
  • “Multiobjective Decision Making in Water Resources: Basics and Applications”, University of Tokyo, November 1990.
  • “Multiobjective Decision Making in Water Resources”, Royal Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, November 1990.
  • “Multiobjective Decision Making in Water Resources”, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, November 1990.
  • “Optimal Operation of Multiquality Distribution Systems: Steady State Conditions”, with A. Ostfeld, Proceedings of the Conference on Water Quality Modeling in Distribution Systems, EPA and AWWA, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 3-5, 1991.
  • “Topics in Modelling Water Quality in Distribution Systems”, with C.D.D. Howard, Proceedings of the Conference on Water Quality Modeling in Distribution Systems, EPA and AWWA, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 3-5, 1991.
  • “Development and Management of Groundwater Resources: General Principles and the Case of Israel”, Seminar on Groundwater, Instituto Technologico GeoMinero de Espana, Madrid, April 1993.
  • “Water and Peace in the Middle East”, University of California, Berkeley, April 1995.
  • “Water and Peace in the Middle East”, MIT, April 1995.
  • “Water and Peace in the Middle East”, Science Assembly of the Spanish Union of Geophysics and Geodesy, Madrid, May 1995.
  • “Fresh Waters of the World: Scientific, Engineering and Management Aspects of Temporal and Spatial Scale and Variability”, Invited Union Lecture, IUGG General Assembly, Boulder, Colorado, July, 1995.
  • Invited Concluding Lecture on “Risk and Reliability in Water Resources Systems: Theory and Practice“, at the Third Kovacs Colloquium, Paris, September 1996.
  • Invited Lecture on “Meeting the Water Needs of the World”, at the Symposium on Science and Human Goals in the 21st Century of the International Council of Scientific Unions, Washington, D.C., September 1996.
  • Invited Lecture on “Risk and Reliability in Water Resources Management”, at the International Conference on Water Resources Management Strategies in the Middle East, Tel Aviv, November 1996.
  • “Water Sensitive Urban Development”, at the Annual Meeting of the Israel Association of Water Resources, December 1996.
  • “Water Sensitive Urban Development”, at the Department of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University, December 1996.
  • “Reliability of Urban Water Supply”, at the Annual Meeting of the Municipal Water System Managers in Israel, February 1997.
  • “Water Sensitive Urban Development”, at the Department of Environmental Studies, Hebrew University, February 1997.
  • “Reliability of Water Supply”, Symposium on “Water Shortage in Israel as a Challenge to Development and Policy”, Israeli Center for Management, February 1997.
  • Water Agreements Between Israel and Its Neighbors“, UNESCO Workshop “Negotiating Over Water: Conflicts, Results, Techniques”, Israel Center for Negotiations, Technion, Haifa, May 25-27, 1997.
  • The Water Agreements Between Israel and Its Neighbors“, Conference on “Transformations of the Middle Eastern Natural Environment: Legacies and Lessons”, Yale Center for International and Area Studies, October 30 – November 1, 1997.
  • Participant in the 1st Rosenberg International Forum for Water Policy “Resolving Conflicts over Water”, San Francisco,1997.
  • “Conflicts Over Water”, Zukunft der Hydrologie in Deutchland, Koblenz, Germany, 19-21 January 1998.
  • “Water-Sensitive Urban Planning: Principles and an Israeli Case Study”, with Shmuel Burmil and Naomi Carmon, XII AESOP Congress, July 1998, Aviero, Portugal.
  • “Water Sensitive Water Planning”, “Water Management in Arid Environment”, “Conflict Management and the Environment”, three seminars EPA Urban Watershed Management Brach, Edison, New Jersey, USA, August 1998.
  • “Water Agreements between Israel and its Neighbors” Israel-UK Workshop on Water, London, April 1999.
  • “Scientists in the Service of Decision Making”, World Conference on Science, UNESCO, Budapest, June 26 – July 1, 1999.
  • Water and Peace: How Can International Water Agreements be Influenced by the Public?” International Conference on Participatory Processes in Water Management, Proceedings of the Satellite Conference to the World Conference on Science, Budapest, 28-30 June 1999, Ed. By Jozsef Gayer, pp. 13-22.
  • “Fresh Water Supply and Demand”, The Euro-Mediterranean Youth Conference, Malta, October 1999.
  • Participant in the II Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy “Harmonizing Uses of Water Worldwide”, Barcelona, October 3-5, 1999.
  • “The Middle East Water Project”, Conference in Honor of Professor Frank Fisher’s Sixty-Fifth Birthday, MIT Department of Economics, October 9, 1999.
  • Panel Member at the 2nd World Water Forum, The Hague, March 2000, on “Water and Knowledge” and “The Aral Sea”.
  • “Sustainable Management of Water Resources”, Invited speaker, Conference of the World’s Academies of Science on “Transition to Sustainability in the 21st Century”, IAP 2000 Tokyo, Japan, 15-18 May 2000.
  • “The Many Facets of Sustainable Water Management”, WASY Gesellschaft für wasserwirtschaftliche Planung und Systemforschung mbH, September 2000.
  • “Negotiating over water: International and personal experiences”, lecture at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, September 2000.
  • “Management of Water Resources in Israel”, invited lecture at the I Congress Baleares 2015: Water, Perspective for the Future, Palma de Mallorca, February 1 2001
  • “Management of Urban Water Supply Systems”, Keynote Address, The Sixth International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry 2001, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom, 3-5 September 2001
  • Strategies for Water Resources Management in Emergency and Conflict Situations”, invited lecture at the UNESCO-IAHS 6th Kovacs Colloquium, Paris, 13 June 2002.
  • “Risk and Sustainability” EuroScience-IUGG Workshop, “Science for Reduction of Risk and Sustainable Development of Society”, Budapest, June 2002.
  • “Risk and Reliability Considerations in Sustainable Management of Water Resources”, Key-Note lecture at the Third International Conference on Water Resources and Environmental Research (ICWRER) on “Water Quantity and Quality Aspects in Modeling and Management of Ecosystems”, Dresden, July 2002.
  • “Management of Water Resources in Israel”, Key-Note lecture at the World Conference of KKL-JNF Leaders on “Achievements and Future Challenges”, Jerusalem, November 2002.
  • Rapporteur at the UNESCO Workshop “From Conflict to Cooperation in International Water Resources Management: Challenges and Opportunities”, Delft, 19-22 November 2002.
  • “Management of International Waters”, Key-Note address at the Annual Conference of the Israeli Society of Ecology, December 2002.
  • “A Perspective on some developments in the field of Water Resources Systems Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management”, Hinds Award Lecture at the ASCE-EWRI Conference, Philadelphia, June 2003.
  • Water for a Dry Land“, Invited Lecture, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Annual Conference “Water – The Australian Dilemma”, Melbourne, November 2003.
  • Water Scarcity in the Middle East: Regional Cooperation as a Mechanism towards Peace“, Presentation to the Committee on International Relations Congress of the United States House of Representatives Chairman: Henry J. Hyde, May 5, 2004 (From the Minutes).
    – Pearce, F., “Israel Lays Claim To Palestine’s Water“, Reed Business Information Ltd. (Available at Rense.com), May 2004.
  • “Water Saving in Israel’s Water Sector: A Feasibility Study for a Renewed Policy”, by Be’eri, S., Carmon, N. and Shamir, U., “Water Demand Management”, Jordan, May 30 – June 3, 2004.
  • “A Negotiation Support System for Resolution of Disputes over International Water Resources”, by Kronaveter, L. and Shamir, U., IFAC Workshop on Modelling and Control for Participatory Planning and Managing Water Systems”, Venice, September 29 – October 1, 2004.
    The paper is based on Lea Kronaveter’s PhD thesis
  • “Water Resources Management: Theory and Practice”, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 16 June 2006
  • “Water: Management under Uncertainty and Risk”, 2006 Priestley Lecture, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Australia, 19 October 2006
  • “Management of the Israeli National Water System under Uncertainty”, by U. Shamir, M. Housh, A. Ostfeld and M. Zaide, AGU Fall Meeting 2009, Session H34B “Management of Water Resources Risks and Innovating Adaptation Strategies in a World of Change”.
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  • Water in the Middle East: “Israel’s Water Balance Is In Real Danger”, Manitoba-Israel Water Experts Symposium, KKL – Jewish National Fund, January 2010.
  • Water Diplomacy in Israel and the Middle East“, Tufts University, September 2010.
  • “Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Mediterranean Basin“, March 2011, MISTRALS, Malta.
  • “WATER: POTENTIAL TO UNITE, RATHER THAN DIVIDE?, Panel Discussion at “Forum 2000”, October 2011, Prague.
  • Water Resources Management under Uncertainty (WRMuU), HydroPredict 2012, Vienna
  • Water Resources Management under Uncertainty (Hebrew), Israel Water Association, April 2013
  • Regional Water Supply System Management Under Demand Uncertainty: Using Aggregation Rules to Derive an Operation Policy from Implicit Stochastic Programming Models, Noa Avni, Barak Fishbain, Mashor Housh, Uri Shamir, EWRI 2017
  • In Defense of Parsimony and Insight, Invited Lecture, EWRI Conference 2017, Sacramento