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(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
EPC Delegation Studies Water Management in Israel
Representatives of the EPC (the European Policy Centre) arrived in Israel on a study trip devoted to water issues. In the course of their visit, they learned at first hand how KKL-JNF helps to manage Israel’s water economy and develop new water resources, even in Israel's arid climate. The delegation’s itinerary began in northern Israel at Mount Gilboa, the River Jordan and Lake Hula. In the south, they visited the Dan Region Sewage Reclamation Plant, the Aryeh Pools, Tifrah Reservoir and the Besor Research and Development Station. Their route through central Israel took them to the Ashdod Desalination Plant and to Jerusalem, where they toured the city and met with KKL-JNF Chairman Efi Stenzler.
The European task force was headed by Policy Analyst Annika Ahtonen of Finland, who explained to her Israeli hosts that the group monitors European policy on a variety of different issues. With regard to the importance of the visit to Israel, she said: “The water issue is common to many different spheres with which we are concerned, and this visit will help us to examine the challenges presented by water issues both within Europe and on a global level.”