The Israeli company Watergen produces an atmospheric water generating module that can supply clean, cool drinking water from the air to homes & businesses, sporting events, remote towns or villages, and could even accommodate the needs of victims following natural disasters.
Israel’s PM Netanyahu appoints governmental committee to join international efforts in helping developing countries in the areas the Jewish State excels in: agricultural technologies and water management.
By Eran Bar-Tal and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel will be joining an international effort to to invest in the developing world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said that Israel will devise solutions to help the United Nations meet its goals in the developing world, focusing on the fields of water, agriculture and nutrition, health, education and technology.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds summit meeting with leaders of 7 East African states to discuss projects Israel can assist it.
South African Ministers are now prepared to engage with Israel now that 3-year drought has afflicted South Africa to the point that Cape Town, a city of 4 million, may effectively run out of drinking water mid-July.
By Charles Gardner
In the face of an apocalyptic scenario, the South African government has apparently been forced to eat humble pie in its ongoing spat with Israel.
The three-year drought that has afflicted the nation has now reached the drastic stage of a looming so-called Day Zero – July 15 this year – when Cape Town, a city of four million, will effectively run out of water; that is, they will be cut off from running water, and will be forced to line up at collection points for a miserly rationing. Continue Reading »
Preferring to support the anti-Israeli BDS movement, the government’s antisemitic politics was so domineering that it refused Israel’s aid, even for sake of its water-parched citizens.
By Charles Gardner
As Jews celebrate the time in ancient Persia when they were rescued from annihilation, anti-Semitism rears its head at UK universities and the South African Parliament.
The effects of the longstanding drought that has struck South Africa’s Western Province could have been alleviated if they had accepted an Israeli offer of help, the Cape Town Parliament heard.
Israeli company harnesses the sun to purify water – Screenshot
In responding to a state of the nation address from new President Cyril Ramaphosa following the resignation of Jacob Zuma amidst allegations of corruption, opposition MP Kenneth Meshoe revealed that the Jewish state had offered their world-renowned expertise in the prevention of water shortages. Continue Reading »
Mexican group purchased 80% of Israel’s world-leading micro-irrigation firm, active in 30 countries, with a $855 million turnover in 2016 • Following PM Netanyahu’s recent visit to Africa, Netafim expected to expand into a dozen African markets.
By Zeev Klein & AFP
Mexican group Mexichem is to buy 80% of Israel’s world-leading micro-irrigation firm Netafim for $1.5 billion, the Israeli company announced on Monday.
Button dripper – Photo: Borisshin/Wikimedia
Founded in 1965, Netafim specializes in water-saving “smart drip” and micro-irrigation systems for agriculture. Netafim is active in 30 countries, owns 17 production plants, employs 4,300 people, and sells its products in more than 100 countries. Continue Reading »
That may not, in itself, seem like major news. But it has a greater significance.
After crude oil, pistachio nuts are Iran’s biggest export, with only the United States producing more. Yet a drought lasting years, along with uncontrolled pumping of water by farmers, has created a situation where the pistachio crop is drying up.
Depending on temperature & humidity conditions, the system produces 250-800 liters (65-210 gallons) of drinking water a day, and Water-Gen founder Arye Kohavi says it uses about 2 cents of electricity to produce a single liter of water.
By Alexander J. Apfel, TPS
A lack of water on the battlefield is not something that soldiers can afford to worry about in the heat of combat. Supplying clean water however, is not always an easy task given the dangers of any battle.
Aware of this fact, Arye Kohavi, a former company commander in the IDF Special Forces, set about creating technology which would ensure that soldiers are never short of clean water and that the water supply is never delayed. Continue Reading »
Israeli water sector giant IDE Technologies dedicated the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on Monday – a facility that will produce some 190 million liters of water daily for the residents of southern California.
The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant in California. – Photo: IDE TECHNOLOGIES
Providing a new source of water in a state that has long suffered severe droughts, the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant will be quenching the thirst of roughly 10 percent of San Diego country, according to IDE. Continue Reading »
Having successfully dealt with its own water crisis, Israel is sharing its newly acquired water technologies with senior American officials that arrived in Jerusalem to learn from teams of local experts how to conserve, reuse and desalinate water.
By Ilana Curiel
What technology has the potential of generating Israel NIS 6 billion (about $1.5 billion) from exports? After struggling with a water shortage for years, Israel is now considered a water superpower – mostly thanks to its Water Authority – and representatives of many states and governments around the world have been arriving to learn from the desert country which succeeded in overcoming its dry starting point. Continue Reading »
India accepts Israel’s offer to assist in cleaning up world’s fifth most polluted river, worshipped by almost 900 million Hindus.
An Israeli delegation of water experts has been invited to India next week to meet with officials and gain a first hand impression of the polluted Ganges river worshipped by close to 900 million Hindus worldwide.
Narendra Modi (4th R) performs the “Ganga Puja” religious ritual with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh (C) and senior BJP leader Amit Shah (4th L) at the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi on May 17, 2014 – Photo: Roberto SchmidT/AFP
The Ganges, which provides water to more than a third of India’s vast population is considered to be the fifth most polluted river in the world. Continue Reading »
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 »
Prominently unfriendly newspaper on Israeli politics runs extensive feature detailing Israel’s history from a country critically dependent on rainwater to a desalination superpower. • Israel leads the world in recycling domestic wastewater by treating 86%for agricultural use.
By Erez Linn
The front page story of The New York Times on Saturday hailed Israel and its government for its technologically advanced water desalination system.
The New York Times’ front page
The newspaper displayed an extensive piece alongside a large picture, which tells the story of Israel’s path from a country critically dependent on rain water to a desalination superpower.
“A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs, even during severe droughts. Continue Reading »
Delegation representing over a dozen Israeli water companies was sent to visit Brazil in order to aid the country overcome its ‘water challenge.’
By Hillel Fendel
No fewer than 13 Israeli water companies participated in a “water delegation” to parched Brazil just before Passover – in an effort to help the country overcome what officials call its “water challenge.”
Water – illustrative
Brazil is currently experiencing its worst water shortage ever, due to increased water use, low rainfall levels, and low infrastructure investments. The Israeli economic offices in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, in cooperation with Israel NewTech and the Israeli Export Institute, organized the delegation. Continue Reading »
Israel to supply the first water purification vehicle to the Pacific island nation, which suffers from serious water shortages.
By Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
The Pacific island nation known as the Marshall Islands will soon have its first water purification vehicle – thanks to Israel.
Water purification vehicle – Photo: G.A.L. Water Technologies Ltd.
The Israel Foreign Ministry is supplying desalination vehicle to the tiny nation with a population of about 70,000 people. Located near the equator in the northern Pacific Ocean, the Marshall Islands suffers from a serious water shortage, which Israel hopes to help the country overcome.
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