Tag Archive for water technology

Israeli water companies send reps to Brazil to help counter severe water crises

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.
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Israel Foreign Ministry Supplying Desalination Vehicle to Marshall Islands

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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Israel Embassy initiative in Senegal fights against poverty in Africa

An Israeli innovation installed on the farm, a low-pressure drip-irrigation system, using much less water & producing improved quality of fruits & vegetables has been inaugurated in one of Africa’s drought-prone regions.

By Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency



An initiative of the Israeli Embassy in Senegal recently led to the inauguration of a drip-irrigated vegetable farm in the city of Fatick earlier this month.

Growing lettuce in Senegal using drip-irrigation (Photo: MASHAV)

Growing lettuce in Senegal using drip-irrigation – Photo: MASHAV

Managed by a group of Senegalese women, the farm plot was established following a request made by the First Lady of Senegal, Marième Faye Sall, to the Israeli Embassy, as part of the TIPA program, which began in 2006 as an initiative of the Embassy of Israel in Dakar and MASHAV (Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation) to alleviate poverty through agricultural innovation. Continue Reading »

Israel Shows Seriously Parched California How to Deal With Catastrophic Drought

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed a strategic cooperation Agreement with Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu to receive aid from Israel, the world’s acknowledged expert on irrigation & water use.

By Israel Today Staff


California has been going through a catastrophic drought for three years now, which has cost the state’s economy at least $2.2 billion and left 500,000 acres of what was once rich, productive farmland fallow.

Prof. Eilon Adar (r), director of the Negev’s Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research with colleagues at Ben-Gurion University. - Photo:  Dani Machlis/BGU

Prof. Eilon Adar (r), director of the Negev’s Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research with colleagues at Ben-Gurion University. – Photo: Dani Machlis/BGU

So where did California turn to for help? Not the Obama White House, but to Israel, the world’s acknowledged expert on irrigation and water use.

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Israeli 7th-Graders’ Water-Filtering Breakthrough Wanted by National Water Authority


Israel’s national water company, Mekorot, is studying the 13 yr-old students’ technique as a water-filtering solution for developing countries.

By Dan Lavie


A group of seventh-grade students from a school in central Israel has made a unique breakthrough in water-filtering technology by using tire crumbs, ground pieces of rubber made from scrap car and truck tires.

The Harel School students

The 13-year-old students from the Harel School in Lod have registered their patent in the U.S., and now Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, is interested in their innovative technique as a water-filtering solution for developing countries.

“Tire crumbs are surprisingly effective in their role as a filter,” one of the students said.

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Israel’s Desalination Plants Makes it the Best-Hydrated Mideast Country


Israel has 4 operating desalination plants, with a 5th set to go online later in 2014. Over 1/3 of Israel’s drinking-quality water comes from desalination, with the number expected to exceed 40% by 2015 and hit 70% in 2050.

By Associated Press


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Israel not worried about its water supply after dry winter

With 4 water desalination plants currently in operation, Israel is meeting much of its water needs by purifying seawater from the Mediterranean.

Some 80% of domestic water use in Israeli cities is desalinated water, according to Israeli officials.


Israel has gone through one of the driest winters in its history, but despite the lean rainy season, the government has suspended a longstanding campaign to conserve water.

Illustration: The Israel Project

The familiar public messages during recent years of drought, often showing images of parched earth, have disappeared from television despite weeks of balmy weather with record low rainfalls in some areas.

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The Truth That Disproves the Palestinian Water Libels


Professional investigation shows that reason for lower water availability for the Palestinian Arabs is purposefully wasteful policies.

By Israel Today Staff


Earlier this month, the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, sparked a political and media brouhaha when, from the Knesset podium, he suggested that Israel severely limits the Palestinians’ access to clean water.

Examining the quality of the water – Source: Israel Today

Israelis from across the political spectrum were incredulous that Schulz would repeat blatant Palestinian propaganda without bothering to check the facts, which he admitted to not doing prior to addressing the Israeli lawmakers.

The facts, as they relate to this issue, are readily available to anyone interested in the truth. 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 »

French Firm Wins Bid To Construct Israel’s 1st Hydroelectric Plant

The new hydroelectric plant, which will be Israel’s “1st pumped storage power station,” is planned to be built 60 kms (37 miles) east of Haifa, and is anticipated to raise national power generation capacity by 2.5%.

By Ari Yashar



Israel’s first hydroelectric storage facility will be built by Alstom, a French engineering group. The company announced on Thursday that it has won a 120 million euro ($163 million) contract to build the facility, which will reportedly be operational by 2018.

The company said that the project, which will have the group operating and maintaining the 300 MW Gilboa plant for 18 years, “represents Alstom’s first entry into the Israeli hydro market.” 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 »

Israelis, West Bank & Gaza Palestinians come together to talk water


Scientists from Gaza, West Bank, Jordan,


& Israel travel to southern Israeli town of Sde Boker to discuss water production.


‘Water can be an issue for conflict or for peace,’ says French ambassador to Israel

By jn1.tv

Under the patronage of the French Embassy in Israel, scientists from France, the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Israel will travel to the southern town of Sde Boker to talk common water production issues.

water reservoir

water reservoir – IsraelandStuff/PP

At the French ambassador’s villa in picturesque Jaffa, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, yet another cocktail party is being hosted, but this event is very special because sworn enemies are here to talk their future survival. Continue Reading »

View Clip: Israeli company exploits solar energy to purify water

Israeli water purification technology that relies only on solar power to distil water for drinking & agriculture use for remote areas or developing countries.

By Reuters


Israeli company harnesses the sun to purify water - Screenshot

Israeli company harnesses the sun to purify water – Screenshot

It’s hard to predict the future of the entire solar panel industry. But the decline is also a unique opportunity for innovative companies with new technology.

An Israeli company is hoping its solar-powered water distiller will help solve two of the world’s most pressing problems – water scarcity and water pollution.

A prototype in the desert near the Dead Sea is turning dirty and salty water into water you can drink, and it’s making Dr Ronald Silver from SunDwater very proud. Continue Reading »

Israel’s desalination technology is making water surplus possible

The new plant and several others along Israel’s coast  became a game-changing solution to the challenges of Israel’s famously fickle rainfall.


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

Drawn from deep in the Mediterranean Sea, the water has flowed through pipelines reaching almost 4,000 feet off of Israel’s coast and, once in Israeli soil, buried almost 50 feet underground. Continue Reading »

Israel Water Authority predicts mega drought starting about 2015

Water Experts say Israelis should prepare for the dry spell on the horizon, that could last up to 20 years.

By Israel Today Staff



Israel has just overcome a seven-year drought, and the country’s natural water reservoirs are finally relatively stable following years of severe depletion.

Aerial view of the IDE desalination plant in Hadera.

Aerial view of the IDE desalination plant in Hadera.

But Israel’s shouldn’t get too content, as experts with the Water Authority’s Hydrological Services predict that the next drought will hit already in 2015, and will make the previous dry spell seem like a picnic by comparison.

The next drought will last up to 20 years, and will have an “exceptional” negative impact on the region’s fresh water resources, according to a report published by the Water Authority this week. Continue Reading »