GISS Personnel Directory
Dr. Daniel Hillel
Affiliation: Columbia University
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
New York, NY 10025 USA
A world-renowned environmental scientist and hydrologist, Dr. Hillel has confronted environmental concerns with innovation, action, and creativity and in the process has ensured that our daily lives and the planet's safety are no longer at odds. He has worked in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. A major focus has been on the Middle East, where he served as a consultant to the governments of Israel, Pakistan, the Sudan, Iran, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, and elsewhere; and as advisor to the World Bank and to the United Nations. He brings first-hand experience, intimate knowledge, as well as deep insight to the region's environment and culture. His innovative techniques in soil and water management have ameliorated the daily lives of the rural citizens of these countries and of countries on all continents.