Posts Tagged ‘water’

 

Israeli Start-Up Extracting Water From Air, Around The World

editor 19 April 2017

By Sharon Udasin.. Water Gen tech works in remote locations, and where pipes are no longer safe. From the remote corners of India to the palm-lined streets of Miami-Dade County, one Israeli company is aiming to do the unthinkable – extract safe, inexpensive potable water from the air we breathe. “We created a product that can really be the next source of drinking water,” Maxim Pasik, executive chairman of Rishon Lezion-based Water Gen, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday (April 13, 2017). (more…)

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Israel’s Burgeoning Sustainable Innovation

editor 10 December 2016

By Momo Mahadav.. From the world’s most environmentally recycled paper to cutting-edge water shortage solutions, sustainable healthcare, energy conservation and the green construction and infrastructure of the future, Israel continues to make strides in sustainable innovation, living up to its status as the world’s top innovator in the field of clean technologies by the Global Cleantech 100 Index. (more…)

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Israel blames Palestinians for West Bank water shortage

editor 28 June 2016

By Michelle Malka Grossman and Tovah Lazaroff.. The infrastructure is inadequate to meet the increasing demand, the Water Authority said. The responsibility for the shortage in the West Bank’s water supply, which has captured global headlines lately, lies, according to Israel, with the Palestinians. [Photo top right:Water distribution in the Migdalim settlement in the Samaria Region. (photo credit:MIGDALIM SECURITY)]   (more…)

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Unexpected miracle in the Holy Land

editor 14 January 2016

By Clifford D. May.. Israel has found a way to create an essential resource. Thirty years ago, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian politician and diplomat who would go on to become United Nations secretary-general in 1992, warned of Middle Eastern wars to come. His prediction was correct, but he was wrong about the cause. What should have worried him was the rise of extremist movements within the Islamic world. What worried him instead was water. (more…)

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Israel doubles water supplies to Gaza

editor 17 June 2015

By Ilana Curiel.. Israel’s national water company says conditions are ripe for the increase; the amount supplied to Palestinian West Bank and to Jordan will also increase. Israel’s national water company Mekorot, in accordance with the Water Authority’s guidelines, recently doubled its water supply to the Gaza Strip by 5 million cubic meters. The annual supply will now amount to 10 million cubic meters of water. (more…)

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Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

editor 3 June 2015

By Isabel Kershner.. JERUSALEM — At the peak of the drought, Shabi Zvieli, an Israeli gardener, feared for his livelihood. A hefty tax was placed on excessive household water consumption, penalizing families with lawns, swimming pools or leaky pipes. So many of Mr. Zvieli’s clients went over to synthetic grass and swapped their seasonal blooms for hardy, indigenous plants more suited to a semiarid climate. (more…)

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Palestinian Water (and Martin Schulz) The Lack of Logic

editor 6 March 2014

By Malcolm Lowe.. The supporters of the Palestinians think that by alleging a higher per capita use of water in Israel they are accusing Israel, but instead they are emphasizing the failures of the PA (here as in many fields). And while the Israeli spokesman thinks that he is defending Israel with his lower per capita figure, he is actually defending the PA against the charge of incompetence. (more…)

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Cooperation with Israel on water could solve Arab water crises

editor 11 December 2013

By Sharyn Mittelman.. Israel is a world leader in water technology, and has made itself effectively ‘drought proof’ in a region suffering a severe water crisis, through its investment in areas such as desalination, waste water recycling and drip irrigation.

A recent UN Development Programme (UNDP) report urged the Arab region to urgently confront its water challenges in order to prevent the potentially severe risks resulting from inaction – including unplanned migration, economic collapse, and even regional conflict. (more…)

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Israel predicts mega drought in 2015

editor 12 May 2013

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. But Israel 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. (more…)

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Israel aims to bring clean water to the world

editor 24 April 2013

By Yossi Aloni.. Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Ron Prosor told those gathered, “In just six decades, Israel has moved from harvesting apples to designing Apple computers; from planting trees in the desert to putting companies on the NASDAQ stock exchange. We are one of the only countries in the world that puts electric cars on the road, launches satellites into space, and wins Nobel Prizes for its scientists.” (more…)

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