KKL-JNF at Annual Conference for Science and Environment.
(photo credit: KKL)
KKL-JNF at Annual Conference for Science and Environment
The Annual Conference for Science and the Environment at the Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot, which took place October 7 – 9, 2013, was attended by Israel’s best scientists, international experts and world famous scholars. Considered the flagship event of the professional and scientific community in the field of environmental protection in Israel, the conference featured a variety of topics, from master planning and the management of Martyrs Forest, to the rehabilitation of polluted groundwater in California. KKL-JNF participated in two sessions at the conference.
The conference included three plenary sessions and hundreds of lectures on assorted topics; a photo exhibition, a poster exhibit, superb refreshments and a sunset reception. KKL-JNF participated in two sessions at the conference- one on the subject of Forests and Afforestation Theory, and another in a plenary session.
In his address at the plenary session, KKL-JNF Chief Forester David Brand noted that “KKL-JNF, as a leading green organization, sees great importance in the management of the natural resources it administrates.
"KKL-JNF,” said Brand, “invests great resources in optimal management of the areas it administrates. The annual budget for research and development in the fields of forestry, agriculture, soil and water, ecology, planning, community forests, climate change adaptation, long term monitoring and so on amounts to around seven million shekels a year. Results of these studies and their application provide tools for decision makers and field workers in the sustainable management of the ecosystems, for which we are responsible. The results and findings of our surveys receive international acclaim and recognition.”