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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Daniel (Dani) Kurtzman, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Soil, Water and Environmental SciencesEnvironmental Physics and Irrigation
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-3-9683798
Cell: 972-50-6220118
Email:    daniel@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences Bldg. room 207
Address:Institute for Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences
Volcani Institute
P.O. Box 15159 Rishon Lezion

Research Hydrologist

Research Interests / Job description
Influence of agricultural practices on water resources
Groundwater and vadose zone hydrology – field tests, data analysis and modeling
Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR)
Water Resources of Israel
Flow and transport in fractured and porous media


Journal Publications       

Kurtzman, D. and R. Kadmon, 1999. Mapping of temperature variables in Israel: a comparison of different interpolation methods: Climate Research, v. 13, p. 33-43.

Kurtzman, D., R. Nativ and E. Adar, 2005a. Correlating fracture trends and hydraulic head using semivariogram cloud analysis. Ground Water, v. 43, p. 250-258.

Kurtzman, D., R. Nativ and E. Adar, 2005b. The conceptualization of a channel network through macroscopic analysis of pumping and tracer tests in fractured chalk. Journal of Hydrology, v. 309 p. 241-257.

Kurtzman, D., R. Nativ and E. Adar, 2007. Flow and Transport Predictions during Multi-Borehole Tests in Fractured Chalk Using Discrete Fracture Network Models. Hydrogeology Journal v. 15 p.1629-1642.

Kurtzman, D. and B. R. Scanlon, 2007. El Nino Southern Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation impacts on precipitation in southern and central US: evaluation of spatial distribution and predictions. Water Resources Research, 43,W10427, doi:10.1029/2007WR005863.

Kurtzman, D., J. W. Jennings Jr. and F. J. Lucia, 2007. Dissolution vugs in fractured carbonates: a complication? Or perhaps a key for simplifying reservoir characterization. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L20409, doi:10.1029/2007GL031229

Kurtzman D., El Azzi J. A., Lucia J. F., Bellian J., Zahm C., and X. Janson. 2009. Improving Fractured Carbonate-Reservoir Characterization with Remote Sensing of Beds, Fractures, and Vugs.Geosphere. 5; no. 2; p. 126-139; doi: 10.1130/GES00205.

Kurtzman D., Navon S. and E. Morin, 2009. Improving interpolation of daily precipitation for hydrologic modeling: spatial patterns of preferred interpolators. Hydrological Processes 23, 3281-3291

Scanlon B.R., Nicot, J.P., Reedy, R.C., Kurtzman, D., Mukherjee, A., and Nordstrom, D.K. 2009. Elevated Naturally Occurring Arsenic Contamination in a Semiarid Oxidizing System, Southern High Plains Aquifer, Texas, USA. Applied Geochemistry 24:2061-2071.

Magal E, Weisbrod N., Yakirevich A., Kurtzman D. and Y. Yechieli. 2010. A line source tracer test - a better method for assessing high groundwater velocity.  Ground Water, 48: 892-897

Kurtzman, D., Netzer L., Weisbroad N. Graber E. R.  and D. Ronen. 2011. Steady-state homogenous approximations of vertical velocity from EC profiles. Ground Water, 49: 275-279.

Netzer L., Weisbrod N., Kurtzman D., Nasser A., Graber E. R. and D. Ronen. 2011. Observations on vertical variability in groundwater quality: implications for aquifer management. Water Resources Management 25:1315-1324

Kurtzman, D. and B. R. Scanlon. 2011. Groundwater recharge through Vertisols: irrigated cropland versus natural land, Israel. Vadose Zone Journal 10: 662-674. doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0109

קורצמן ד., 2011. הקרקע, האזור הלא רווי והמלחת מי התהום בדרום-מזרח אקוויפר החוף

Baram, S., Kurtzman, D. and Dahan, O. 2012. Water percolation through a clayey vadose zone. Journal of Hydrology 424-425: 165-171

Kurtzman D., Netzer L., Weisbrod N., Nasser A., Graber E. R., and D. Ronen. 2012. Characterization of deep aquifer dynamics using principal component analysis of sequential multilevel data.  Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16, 761-771

Baram, S, Arnon S, Ronen Z, Kurtzman D, and O. Dahan. 2012. Infiltration Mechanism Controls Nitrification and Denitrification Processes under Dairy Waste Lagoons. J. Environ. Qual. 41:1623-1632

Russo, D., A. Laufer, R. H. Shapira, and D. Kurtzman. 2013. Assessment of solute fluxes beneath an orchard irrigated with treated sewage water: A numerical study, Water Resour. Res., 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20085

שפירא ר. וקורצמן ד., 2013. הפחתת שטפי חנקה למי תהום מתחת לפרדסים על סמך הדמיות דישון במודלים מכויָלים. אקולוגיה וסביבה 4(1) 50-55.    

 Baram S., Ronen Z., Kurtzman D. ,  Kulls C., and O. Dahan. 2013. Desiccation-crack-induced salinization in deep clay sediment. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17, 1533-1545

 Kurtzman, D., R. Shapira, A. Bartal, P. Fine and D. Russo. 2013. Nitrate fluxes to groundwater under citrus orchards in Mediterranean climate: observations, calibrated models, simulations and agro-hydrological conclusions. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 151:93-104.

 Baram, S., D. Kurtzman, Z. Ronen, A. Peeters, O. Dahan. 2014. Assessing the impact of dairy waste lagoons on groundwater quality using a spatial analysis of vadose zone and groundwater information in a coastal phreatic aquifer. Journal of Environmental Management 132:135-144.

Dahan O., Babad A., Lazarovitch N. Rusak E.E. and D. Kurtzman. 2014. Nitrate leaching from intensive organic farms to groundwater. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sc., 18, 333-341

 Tukeltaub T., O. Dahan and D. Kurtzman. 2014. Investigation of Groundwater Recharge under Agricultural Fields Using Transient Deep Vadose Zone Data. doi:10.2136/vzj2013.10.0176
Vadose Zone Journal  13(4) 

Shargil D., Gerstl Z., Fine P., Nitsan I. and D. Kurtzman. 2015. Impact of biosolids and wastewater effluent application to agricultural land on steroidal hormone content in lettuce plants.Science of the Total Environment 505, 357-366.  

Stanhill G., Kurtzman D. and R.  Rosa. 2015. Estimating desalination requirements in semi-arid climates: A Mediterranean case study. Desalination 355, 118-123. 

Turkeltaub T., Kurtzman D., Bel G. and O. Dahan. 2015. Examination of groundwater recharge with a calibrated/validated flow model of the deep vadose zone. Journal of Hydrology 522, 618-627.  

Turkeltaub, T., D. Kurtzman, E. E. Russak, and O. Dahan. 2015.
Impact of switching crop type on water and solute fluxes in deep vadose zone, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2015WR017612

Shargil, D., Fine P., Gerstl Z, Nitsan I. and Kurtzman D. 2016. Impact of biosolids and wastewater effluent application to agricultural land on corticosterone content in lettuce plants. Science of the Total Environment 541, 742-749

Kurtzman, D., Baram, S., and Dahan, O. 2016. Soil-aquifer phenomena affecting groundwater under vertisols: a review, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1-12, doi:10.5194/hess-20-1-2016.

Turkeltaub, T., Kurtzman D. and O. Dahan. 2016. Real-time monitoring of nitrate transport in the deep vadose zone under a crop field-implications for groundwater protection. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 20 (8), 3099-3108.

Ronen-Eliraz G., Russak A., Nitzan I., Guttman J., and D. Kurtzman. 2017. Investigating geochemical aspects of managed aquifer recharge by column experiments with alternating desalinated water and groundwater. Science of the Total Environment 574,1174-1181.

Levy, Y., Shapira, R. H., Chefetz, B., and Kurtzman, D. 2017. Modeling nitrate from land surface to wells' perforations under agricultural land: success, failure, and future scenarios in a Mediterranean case study, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3811-3825, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3811-2017.

Ganot, Y., R. Holtzman, N. Weisbrod, I. Nitzan, Y. Katz, and D. Kurtzman. 2017. Monitoring and modeling infiltration-recharge dynamics of managed aquifer recharge with desalinated seawater, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4479-4493.

מתן ישראלי, אריאל כהן, מני בן-חור, דניאל קורצמן, הראל גל וגיא רשף, 2017. היבטים סביבתיים של צריכת מים מותפלים ושימוש בקולחים. אקולוגיה וסביבה 8(4) 60-62.

Ganot, Y., Holtzman, R., Weisbrod, N.,Russak, A., Katz, Y., & Kurtzman, D. 2018. Geochemical processes during managed aquifer recharge with desalinated seawater. Water Resources Research, 54. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR021798

Rodríguez-Escales, P., Canelles, A., Sanchez-Vila, X., Folch, A., Kurtzman, D., Rossetto, R., Fernández-Escalante, E., Lobo-Ferreira, J.-P., Sapiano, M., San-Sebastián, J., and Schüth, C. 2018: A risk assessment methodology to evaluate the risk failure of managed aquifer recharge in the Mediterranean Basin, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3213-3227, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3213-2018.

Ganot Yonatan, Ran Holtzman, Noam Weisbrod, Anat Bernstein, Hagar Siebner, Yoram Katz and Daniel Kurtzman, 2018. Managed aquifer recharge with reverse-osmosis desalinated seawater: modeling the spreading in groundwater using stable water isotopes. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6323-6333, 2018. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6323-2018

David Russo & Daniel Kurtzman, 2019. Using Desalinated Water for Irrigation: Its Effect on Field Scale Water Flow and Contaminant Transport under Cropped Conditions. Water 2019, 11, 687; doi:10.3390/w11040687

Bernstein A, Studny R, Shyntychea V, Kurtzman D, Ganot Y, Katz Y, Asfaw AB,Sakaguchi-Soder K,Schueth C, & Siebner H.  2020. Low trihalomethane formation during managed aquifer recharge with chlorinated desalinated water. Water 12,711

Bar-Tal A,Kiwonde E, Kanner B, Nitsan I, Shawahna R, and
Kurtzman D. 2020
. Nitrogen Fertilization of Plants Irrigated with Desalinated Water: A Study of Interactions of Nitrogen with Chloride. Water, 12, 2354

Kurtzman, D., Kanner, B., Levy, Y., Nitsan, I., & Bar-Tal, A. 2021. Maintaining intensive agriculture overlying aquifers using the threshold nitrate root-uptake phenomenon. J. Environ. Qual, 2021:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20239


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