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Pics: Jagan visited H2ID Desalination facility in Israel – Israel

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy visited today the H2ID Desalination facility in Hadera, Israel.

The Deputy Chief of Indian Mission in Tel Aviv Sri Tshering accompanied him.

The plant authorities who called on the Chief Minister earlier gave him a brief presentation on the desalination mechanism and the economy/ costs associated with the project.

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1,000 protest a planned desalination plant in northern Israel – Israel

1,000 residents of Acre and the Mateh Asher regional council protested on Thursday against the decision to build a desalination plant in the area, according to Channel 13.

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.

According to design principles, these types of plants are supposed to be built in industrial areas or in their own area.

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Chinese tech giant Huawei enters into Israeli solar energy market – China

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.

 Solar inverters are a critical instrument for the conversion of DC power produced by solar panels into AC power, suitable for the electric grid. 

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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.

Israel has been working in depth in the field of desert technologies and methods of dealing with desertification.

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.

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Israel startup aims to save the planet from thirst using algae – Israel

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.

Enter the Israeli startup Aqwind, which has taken the lowest life-forms in the world, bacteria and algae, and harnessed them to a low-cost way to clean dirty water enough for irrigation.

Manure is great as fertilizer, but irrigating with raw human sewage will just produce fruit & veg chock full of goodness, and intestinal bacteria, parasites, and viruses.

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This Is How Israel Became A World Leader In Water Conservation – Israel

Israel has been facing water’s shortage for quite some time now. The country has had a nationwide campaign stressing upon the importance of saving water.

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.

Keep in mind that the Middle East is one of the most water-stressed areas of the world.

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How Israel swims against tide of worldwide water crisis – Israel

Israel has solved its water crisis! That’s a typical headline about Israel’s world-leading smart water management and advanced water technology.

As I sipped freshly desalinated Mediterranean water at the world’s largest seawater desalination plant, the brilliance of Israel’s many-pronged approach was as clear as the H2O in my paper cup.

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.

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Welcome Rains Arrive In Israel as Threat of Sixth Year of Drought Looms – Israel

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.

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Welcome rains arrive in Israel as threat of sixth year of drought looms – Israel

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.

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 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.

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Israeli tech can assuage India’s worst water crisis – India

NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank arm of Government of India, published a report titled, “Composite Water Management Index” on the current state of water usage patterns and availability in India.

The executive summary of the report starts by stating, “India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat”.

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.

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