Our Team

Our team at Geoteva comes from a wide variety of disciples in order to provide the most well-rounded consultations possible. Our staff includes hydrologists, engineers, ecologists, urban planners, GIS experts, green building consultants, air quality experts, a landscape architect, and more!


Read below to find out more about our staff and their academic and work experience.

David Meninger

Graduate of the Department of Geography with a specialization in Physical Geography and trends in Environmental Planning and Geomorphology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Expertise in ecological fields and connections to morphological systems. For 20 years, he managed and worked as a park ranger in the Yehuda Desert and Dead Sea regions for the Israel Nature and Park’s Authority before establishing Geoteva.

CEO

Daniel Meninger-Cohen

M.A. In management and economics of natural resources, from the University of Haifa, from the Department of Management in the track of natural resources management.

B.A. In geography and environmental development at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the fields of environmental protection.

She has knowledge and experience in environmental consulting, sustainable management, corporate responsibility, environmental reports and strategic and statutory planning.

Deals with the management and editing of surveys and expertise in the field of green energy, with an emphasis on wind turbines.

Head of Environmental Impact and Renewable Energy Surveys – Wind Turbines

Head of the Department for Management of Natural Recources and the Department of Conventional Energy

Julian Leaf

In recent years, Julian has advanced over 70 Photovoltaic facilities throughout the country including both national infrastructure plans as well as local projects.

M.Sc. in Environmental Studies from the Department of Desert Architecture, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, with emphasis in Microclimatic modeling.

B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Tel-Hai College.

Experienced in mathematical modeling for environmental processes, GIS systems, and statistical analyses of environmental data including Bioclimatic Building, Renewable energy, and planning for sensitive waters, and Environmental Development.

Head of the Department of Renewable Energy

Michal Asif

M.A. in Environmental Studies with emphasis in efficiency of energy systems in buildings in addition to Desert Architecture and City Planning in the Department for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

B.A. in Geography and Environmental Development at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the field of Environmental Quality.

Experiences in the fields of Green Building, Urban Nature, Environmental Policy and Community Engagement in environmental projects.

Head of the Department for Environmenatal Planning and Green Building

Noam Levi

M.Sc. in Hydrology and Water Quality from the Zuckerburg Institue for Water Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

B.Sc. in Agriculture and Soil and Water Sciences from the Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University.

Experienced in the fields of Hydrology of ground water and surface waters, pollution sources, and wastewater treatment.

Head of the Department of Hydrology

Gil Ben-Natan

PhD in Ecology from the Life-Sciences Department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Studies the structure and function of Ecosystems in Israel. Expert in a variety of ecosystems: moist (salt-marshes), sandy (dunes), Loess (Negev and the Judea Deserts) and ecosystems associated with the Dead Sea. Holds knowledge and experience in writing Environmental Impact Assessments, Epidemiology, Modelling and advanced statistics.

Head of the Deparment of Ecology

 

Adar Rosenfeld

M.A in Itai Klogg’s lab of Environmental Exposure, in the Department of Geography & Environmental Development at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

B.A. in Geography and Environmental Development at BGU

Studies health risk assessments from exposure to extreme temperatures in Israel. Holds knowledge and experience in the research of Environmental Assessments of extreme temperatures, Modelling based on interpolation of satellite and ground station data and advanced statistics using R programming.

Head of the Department of GIS Modelling

Reut Ein-Gil

M.Sc. in Ecology from the Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

B.A. in Geography and Environmental Development from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the fields of Geomorphology and Soils.

Experienced in the fields of Environmental Preservation, Ecology, and Zoology, with an emphasis in sandy habitats and Loess soil habitats, reptile ecology, and field work.

Ecological and Environmental Consultant

Adi Vulkan

M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with expertise in Environmental Policy and Climactic Modeling of Urban Spaces.

B.A. in Geography and Environmental Development from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the field of Human Geography and Environmental Management.

Experienced in the fields of Environmental Planning, Green Building, Environmental Policy, Management of Waste Systems, and Community Engagement in Environmental Projects.

Skilled in writing environmental documents for guidance of detailed project plans and consultation throughout all stages of planning and expansion of rural settlements, neighborhoods, and cities.  Knowledgeable in environmental projects as well as neighborhood and town planning in the Bedouin sector.

Environmental and Urban Planning Consultant

Yaakov Prois

M.Sc. in Fluvial Geomorphology , from the Department of Geology and the Environment, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

B.Sc. in Geological Environmental Sciences in the track of Environmental Geology and Hydrology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Experienced in the fields of surface water hydrology and soil conservation, Hydrometric measurements in streams, GIS modeling, creation D.E.M. and Orthophoto maps in photogrammetric methods using drones.

Environmental Consultant in Geomorphology and Hydrology

Lilach Yatuviya

M.A. – Urban Planning, the Department for Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, with specialization in Sustainability and Environmental Policy

B.A. – Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Experienced in the fields of Sustainability and Environmental and Urban Planning with an emphasis on analyzing the sustainability of urban agriculture.

Environmental and Urban Planning Consultant

Gev Yulevich

M.A. in Geomorphology from the Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

B.A. in Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Experienced in the field of Aeolian Geomorphology, dust emissions from various types of soil, and their respective impacts on the environment and human health.

Environmental Consultant in Geomorphology

Uri Segal

M.Sc in Geochemistry, the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

B.A in Multidisciplinary Studies of the Land of Israel, Kinneret College

Knowledge of the geochemical system of the Dead Sea.

Experienced in field excursions in agricultural studies.

Eight years of experience in tour guiding, tourism and informal education.

Environmental Consultant in Geology

Raz Studny

M.Sc in Hydrology and Water Resources, The Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – Focusing on hydrochemistry, aquifer recharge and monitoring of groundwater contamination using gas chromatography and stable water isotope analysis.

B.Sc in Environmental sciences, Tel-Hai academic college.

Experience in writing of environmental impact reports for power plants, risk assessment, runoff water and drainage reports, soil contamination survey, landfill rehabilitation and use of GIS and ALOHA software.

Environmental Consultant in Hydrology

Ruth Kenigswald

B.Sc in Geology and Environmental sciences, Engineering Geology track, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Experienced in writing environmental reports for photovoltaic systems.

Environmental Consultant in Geology

Daniel Cohen

B.L.A in Landscape Architecture, the Faculty for Architecture and Urban Planning, Technion.

Experienced in the preparation of landscape reports and guidance according to the Urban Planning Policy, creating detailed plans for project implementation and performance, planning of open spaces organized by scale, and landscape restoration.

Landscape Architect

Anat Ben-Natan

M.Sc. in Ecology from the Department of Life Science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

B.Sc. in Biology in the track of Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Experienced in Ecology of sandy habitats and biological pest management for mosquitos and ants, and field work in the Dead Sea region. Experienced with both field work and ecological laboratory work.

Ecological and Environmental Consultant

Annette Penney

M.Sc. (in progress) in the Department of Man in the Desert, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy, Humboldt State University, California

Experience in modeling environmental impacts of building projects including shading analyses and wind analyses, creating illustrations of how planned projects may upon completion, environmental restoration work, planning for sustainable development, and green building.

Environmental Consultant in Green Building

Nataly Ohayon

B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Sami Shimon College

Experienced in administrative management of large and small office spaces. In charge of implementation, project price quotes, collection, funds, and payments.

Office Manager