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MIT Review puts Israeli desalination firm on ‘World’s Smartest Companies’ list

IDE Technologies ranks annual MIT Technology Review list of world’s smartest companies, “offering more affordable water desalination at a scale never before achieved.”

By Barney Breen-Portnoy


IDE Technologies, an Israeli water desalination company, has been named by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s 50 smartest companies for 2015.

The Sorek desalination plant in Rishon Lezion – Photo: AP

IDE was ranked 18th on the annual MIT Technology Review list. Topping the list was Tesla Motors. Rounding out the top five were Xiaomi, Illumina, Alibaba and Counsyl.

“To make the list, a company must have truly innovative technology and a business model that is both practical and ambitious, with the result that it has set the agenda in its field over the past 12 months,” the MIT Technology Review said. Continue Reading »

EU funds €10m. UNICEF Gaza desalination project


Water plant will provide 6,000 cubic meters of fresh drinking water to approximately 75,000 Gazans daily, in the southern Strip.



The European Union and UNICEF laid the cornerstone on Friday for the construction of a €10 million desalination plant in Gaza.

Water from the Mediterranean Sea rushes through pipes en route to being filtered for use across Israel in a process called desalination, which could soon account for 80 percent of the country's potable water. (Ben Sales/JTA)

Water from the Mediterranean Sea rushes through pipes en route to being filtered for use across Israel in a process called desalination, which could soon account for 80 percent of the country’s potable water. – Photo: Ben Sales/JTA

The plant, to be implemented by UNICEF with funding from the EU, would provide 6,000 cu.m. of drinking water per day to approximately 75,000 Palestinians in Khan Yunis and Rafah in southern Gaza, according to the two organizations. Continue Reading »

Analysis: Why end of Israel’s water shortage is not publicized


After years of drought and years of being told to conserve ‘every drop’, times have changed: Today, Israel has so much affordable water, Jerusalem can offer it for export. So why is this achievement being kept so secret?


In ancient times and even during the years of the British Mandate (1917-1948), the shortage of water in Palestine, as well as among its neighbors in the Middle East, had a decisive influence not only on the area’s economic development, but also on the political strife between Jews and Arabs. Technology has changed all this. Now, the ability to produce all the water that’s needed, whether for human consumption or for agriculture, may soon change our way of life and perhaps even, if our neighbors agree, bring peace closer. Continue Reading »

Israel & Jordan Working on Water Deal


The Kingdom of Jordan, thirsty for water from the huge influx of displaced Syrian refugees, are to get Kinneret water from Israel’s north, in return for supplying desalinated water from Jordan’s soon to be built, southern Aqaba plant.

By Roi Kais



Israel and Jordan are holding advanced negotiations over water exchanges between the two sides, Ynet has learned.

The Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) – Photo: Hagai Aharon

According to the developing outline, a water desalination plant will be built in Aqaba, and Jordan will supply Israel with the product to be used in the Negev.

In return, Israel will supply Jordan with water from the Kinneret to be used in the north of the Hashemite Kingdom. Continue Reading »

Israel’s IDE to build largest desalination plant in San Diego worth $650m

Israeli Company signs 30-year deal with California’s Encina Power Station to design & maintain water project subbed ‘largest of its kind in western hemisphere’



Israel-based IDE Technologies announced that it has signed a contract with one of the largest desalination construction companies in the United States to design and supply equipment for the largest seawater desalination plant in the country.

Desalination facility - Photo by MekorotAccording to the company’s press release, the facility will be located near the Encina Power Station in Carlsbad, California.

The company has also signed a contract directly with Poseidon Resources for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of the plant for a period of 30 years. Continue Reading »