Heavy traffic was reported as protestors blocked the Lohamei HaGeta’ot junction.The protestors are fighting against the decision to build the desalination plant in the middle of agricultural land and near residential areas and housing for soldiers.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies announced its entry into the Israeli solar energy market on Wednesday, one day after confirming the closure of its solar operations in the United States.
Huawei, the world’s leading inverter supplier, has signed an agreement with Zing Energy – which represents the Chinese company in Israel – to install solar inverters in several 30-megawatt solar farm projects across the country.
India and Israel join hands to develop solutions to desertification and living in the desert – India
“As part of our growing partnership with India, Israel is keen to work together and share all its experience and cutting edge technology in our joint fight against desertification, including a strategic partnership on water management and water security,” said Dr Malka.
With over 60 per cent of its territory being a desert and another 20 per cent semi-arid land, Israel has been working to develop solutions to desertification and living in the desert, including: desert agriculture, irrigation, desalination, aquaculture, afforestation and management of water resources.
Imagine if showering was a luxury, washing your floors a dirty secret, and shampooing the dog was illegal. It isn’t unthinkable that within our lifetimes, bath will be a dirty word as the world grows ever shorter of water — to drink, to wash and crucially, to irrigate crops.
However, by making use of a combination of conservation, reuse, and desalination; the country now has more water than it needs. According to experts, this could expedite the political progress for the country in the Middle East.
But if residents, farmers and tourists in the Holy Land never worry about the tap running dry, that’s only because Israel invests huge amounts of money and brainpower to stay one step ahead of a worsening worldwide water crisis.
A massive storm front that arrived in Israel on Thursday brought with it heavy downpours spread from the north to the south, helping to abate a six-year drought that has severely depleted the Kinneret.
The storm system was accompanied by a significant drop in temperatures and risk of flooding in the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea region and the Jordan Valley. Authorities warned travelers to beware of flash floods in those areas, and issued an advisory to avoid driving on flooded roads, to adjust driving speeds and to maintain safe traveling distances.
A massive storm front arrived in Israel on Thursday, as heavy downpours spread from the north to the southern coastal plan, helping to abate a six-year drought that has severely depleted the Kinneret.
Authorities are warning travelers to beware of flash floods in those areas, and are issuing an advisory to avoid driving on flooded roads, to adjust driving speeds and to maintain safe trailing distance on the road.
Despite the geographical heterogeneity across India, water scarcity is a recurring issue. The report notes that about 600 million Indians are living in extreme water stress and about 200,000 people are dying every year due to the lack of access to clean water.