UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs

In honor of UN World Water Day 2016: Special feature on how KKL-JNF has helped Israel become one of the world's most water-efficient countries.

March 16, 2016 08:15
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UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

 Thanks to its commitment to finding solutions for water related issues in Israel, KKL-JNF has amassed a great amount of knowledge relevant to the theme of World Water Day 2016 - Water and Jobs.   

In 1992, the United Nations Conference of Environment and Development recommended that the UN General Assembly designate March 22 as annual World Water Day, when countries and people worldwide focus on water-related issues and how to positively affect the world’s water economy.  

The theme of World Water Day 2016 – water and jobs – focuses on how sufficient quantity and quality of water can change workers’ lives and livelihoods and even transform societies and economies. Almost half the world’s workers – 1.5 billion people – work in water-related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and the people who ensure its safe delivery. 

As an environmental organization capable of initiating complex multi-partner projects, KKL-JNF possesses expertise that can be of service to many other countries. The western world is now beginning to face water problems similar to those that Israel has been dealing with for a great many years. With the help of its friends worldwide, KKL-JNF improves Israel's water economy by building dams to harvest floodwaters, creating reservoirs for rainwater and treated wastewater, rehabilitating rivers and streams, developing advanced water technology, and more. 

For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

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