SDG 15:
LIFE ON LAND

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

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Local biodiversity included in planning and development

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University of Haifa is certified for a Green Construction standard, by the Standards Institute of Israel (SI 5281/1;). Chapter 2 of the Standard discusses ways to protect construction site’s ecology, (more…)

Watershed management strategy

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University is located in Haifa, which sits on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, watershed affects aquatic ecosystems. Namely, watershed from area that are managed by the university are likely to affect aquatic species. (more…)

Sustainably farmed food on campus

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University of Haifa adheres to all national food-production regulations. In addition, the University has developed a policy (more…)

Sustainable use, conservation and restoration of land

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University of Haifa’s policy regarding Environmental Protection, Safety and Health explicitly discusses the goal of preventing land pollution (more…)

Monitoring IUCN and other conservation species

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: All international and national regulations regarding the protection of species are strictly adhered to on all University campuses. Additionally, the University of Haifa’s policy regarding Environmental Protection, (more…)

Alien species impact reduction

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: All international and national regulations regarding the impact of alien species are strictly adhered to on all University campuses. Additionally, the University of Haifa’s policy regarding Environmental Protection, (more…)

Education for SDGs specific courses on sustainability

By: The ‘Sustainability and Environment Cluster’
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 13, SDG 15, SDG 17  |  Units: Education  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University of Haifa has thousands of courses on SDGS across all faculties and departments. The ‘Sustainability and Environment Cluster’ especially focuses on disseminating and promoting sustainability and environmental awareness among university students, (more…)

Minimizing alteration of aquatic ecosystems

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: In addition to adhering to all national and international regulations regarding the alteration of aquatic ecosystems, the University of Haifa has developed a policy to protect aquatic ecosystems from physical, (more…)

Report on the concentration of backflow prevention devices on campus

By: Daniel and Michael: consulting, service, repair and maintenance of backflow prevention devices Ltd.
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2020 |  Link
Description: The university adheres to a set of guidelines and standards for water discharges on campus. In order to comply with these standards, it operates periodic water quality tests that are performed by external expert companies. Attached is a report on the concentration of backflow prevention devices on campus for 2020, issued by the Daniel and Michael: consulting, service, repair and maintenance of backflow prevention devices Ltd. (more…)

Drinking water quality tests results

By: Instutute for Food Microbiology and Consumer Goods Ltd.
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2020 |  Link
Description: The university adheres to a set of guidelines and standards for water discharges on campus. In order to comply with these standards, it operates periodic water quality tests that are performed by external expert companies. Attached is a report on the results of drinking water quality tests (07.07.2020), carried out by the Institute of Microbiology of Food and Consumer Products Ltd. – Inspection certificate no’ 20-378644. (more…)

Cleaning and disinfection of drinking water reservoir ; drinking water quality tests results

By: Effective pest control and disinfection Ltd. – 514375070 ; Instutute for Food Microbiology and Consumer Goods Ltd.
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2020 |  Link
Description: The university adheres to a set of guidelines and standards for water discharges on campus. In order to comply with these standards, it operates periodic water quality tests that are performed by external expert companies. Attached are two reports in one file: 1. Report on the cleaning and disinfection of a drinking water reservoir (30.10.2020), carried out by the Effective pest control and disinfection Ltd. – 514375070 ; 2. Report on the results of drinking water quality tests (04.11.2020), (more…)

Protocol of safe disposal of chemical waste from university’s laboratories

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The purpose of the protocol of safe disposal of chemical waste from university laboratories is to define the method of collecting and removing chemical waste while ensuring the safety and health of students and employees working in the laboratories of the University of Haifa. The document includes definitions of different types of waste, disposal methods, guidelines for the establishment of centralized waste collection areas in each institute/laboratory complex, (more…)

Protocol of safe disposal of biological waste from university’s laboratories

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The purpose of the protocol of safe disposal of biological waste from university laboratories is to comprehensively regulate the handling and safe disposal of biological waste, and it must be adapted to the needs of the organization, referring to the types of infectious waste, the various safety levels and the requirements of the regulatory bodies. In this way, the institution will be able to ensure the protection of the health of the employees and the prevention of harm to the environment. (more…)

Reducing the use of disposable cups and water bottles throughout the campus

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11, SDG 12, SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2022 |  Link
Description: As part of the sustainability vision of the University of Haifa and it’s day-to-day efforts to protect the environment, on 01.06.2022 university administration issued a new guideline document regarding the use of disposable utensils on campus, especially non-biodegradable ones. It includes two practical instructions that will take effect immediately: 1. Staff members are asked to stop using disposable cups and switch to use a reusable personal cups. 2. General warehouse staff is asked (more…)

Long-term effects of wildfire on rock weathering and soil
stoniness in the Mediterranean landscapes

By: Shtober-Zisu N., Wittenberg L
Published in: Science of The Total Environment 762: 143125
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Humanities  | Time: 2021 |  Link
Description: Rock fragments in soil and on the soil surface affect key soil hydrological processes, including water repellency, thermal (more…)

Wildfires as a Weathering Agent of Carbonate Rocks

By: Shtober-Zisu N., Wittenberg L.
Published in: Minerals 11(10), 1091
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Humanities  | Time: 2021 |  Link
Description: While most of the scientific effort regarding wildfires has predominantly focused on fire effects on vegetation and soils, (more…)

Can private land conservation reduce wildfire risk to homes? A case study in San Diego County, California, USA

By: Butsic V., Syphard A.D., Keeley J.E., Bar-Massada A.
Published in: Landscape and Urban Planning
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The purchase of private land for conservation purposes is a common way to prevent the exploitation of sensitive ecologic (more…)

New perspectives on coastal landscape reconstruction during the Late Quaternary: A test case from central Israel

By: Shtienberg G., Dix J.K., Roskin J., Waldmann N., Bookman R., Bialik O.M., Porat N., Taha N., Sivan D.
Published in: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The stratigraphic architecture of coastal plains is determined by the interactions between local (e.g. fluvial processes (more…)

Development of polyculture and integrated multi – trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in Israel: A review

By: Neori A., Shpigel M., Guttman L., Israel A.
Published in: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture – Bamidgeh
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Israeli aquaculture began in the 1920s, with common carp monoculture. This was followed by polyculture of carp with tila (more…)

The influence of fire history, plant species and post-fire management on soil water repellency in a Mediterranean catchment: The Mount Carmel range, Israel

By: Keesstra S., Wittenberg L., Maroulis J., Sambalino F., Malkinson D., Cerdà A., Pereira P.
Published in: Catena
SDGs : SDG 15  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Fire is a key factor impacting soil hydrology in many Mediterranean catchments. Soil water repellency (SWR) can stimulat (more…)