Israeli Water Technology Changing the World.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
The annual JNF USA mission arrived in Israel for a week of tours throughout the country, with an emphasis on the field of water technologies. They toured from north to south, strengthened their connection to the land, and became more familiar with the various projects that they are partners in developing.
The mission visited Hula Lake Park, the Shamir Water Drillings, the Eshkol Purification Plant, Emek Hefer, the Yarkon River, the Sorek Desalination Plant and the Shafdan Wastewater Treatment Plant.
“The visit showed us the incredible developments in the field of water technology in Israel over the past decade,” said Robert Lembke, the tour chair. “Conferences on water took place in various cities in the United States, with the participation of thousands of people who are interested in solutions that were developed in Israel, such as runoff harvesting, effluents purification, desalination by reverse osmosis, and advanced irrigation methods. Our goal is to share this knowledge with people who are interested in it and with professionals in the field.”
Mission participants included Anne Juepner, Director of the United Nations Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification, which is located in Nairobi, Kenya. “During our visit, we were privileged to see a variety of unique and interesting solutions that Israel successfully developed in the field of water, and also to exchange ideas with representatives from various countries,” she said, adding that “the United Nations aspires to encourage knowledge exchange and cooperation between all countries in order to promote sustainable development.’
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