Ban Saudi’s Bottled Water?

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Not only does Jibal Faifa Water Company’s bottled water contain excess levels of cancer-causing chemical, but plastic bottles are the bane of the environment It comes as no surprise that water, that miracle of life without which we would quickly shrivel up and die, dominates the headlines. We are either witch-hunting BP for its role […]

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Japan and Saudi Arabia Plan Giant Desalination Equipment Plant to "Freshen Up" Regional Water Supplies

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Revese osmosis membrane equipment will help quench thirst of oil rich, but water-poor Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot in regards to building desalination facilities, on which the Kingdom depends for most of its fresh water supplies. This includes what has been hailed as the worlds’ largest desalination facility in […]

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Reflecting on Israel's Water Usage and Reviewing Water Saving Tips Before International Water Day

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Karen provides some water-saving tips in praise of International Water Day, Monday. [image via: RonAlmog] This coming Monday, March 22nd will be International Water Day, a time (almost like New Years) for countries to reflect upon their last year of water usage and make resolutions for the year to come.  This is especially important in […]

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GlobalTap Offers Water Refilling Stations in North America, Bringing Better Water a la "Better Place"

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As with any good idea, it doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t find a convenient, easy, and preferably aesthetic way to bring it to the masses.  Shai Agassi, founder of the electric car company Better Place, understood this when he hired industrial designer Gadi Amit to design the company’s electric car charging ports. And […]

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Israel Firm "WaterSheer" Sends Emergency Equipment to Typhoon-Battered Taiwan

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN — When Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan in early August, causing massive landslides in the southern part of the country, Israel, as soon as the extent of the destruction was known, sent Israeli-made water-purification equipment and high-speed water transport equipment to Taiwan. The monster typhoon hit on August 8, causing widespread flooding in the south — […]

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Canadian Organization Introduces Household Grey Water Recycling System for the Middle East

As the global community celebrated World Water Day on Sunday, many eyes were on the Middle East.  The region’s ongoing water crisis is a cause for serious economic, political, and – most importantly – humanitarian concern. So it’s great to hear that, as one of many possible solutions to the ongoing scarcity, Canada’s International Development […]

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Israel's Big Water Conference WATEC To Make A Splash This November

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The “WATEC 2009” Exhibition, along with an international conference featuring a problem-solving forum for water, energy, and environmental technology issues, will be held in Israel on November 17-19, 2009. Time to book your hotels, and airplane if you are planning on coming from abroad. According to Oded Distel, director of the National Water Technology Program […]

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Analyzing the Middle East Water Crisis: In Israel, Jordan and Beyond

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“Water, water everywhere/Nor any drop to drink…” Those immortal words in the poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by 18th century English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge only help the emphasize the reality of the water crises that countries in the Middle East and other arid regions are now facing. As annual rainfall amounts become […]

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Recent Gaza Conflict Has Environmental Impacts, Too!

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As the dust settles on the recent round of violence between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, reports indicate that the environmental damage is another unfortunate byproduct of the war. The political situation aside, Gaza’s ecological conditions are already conducive to groundwater pollution.  The sandy desert soil tends to absorb water – or pollutants […]

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Muslims Should "Waqf" for Water Because It's Good for the Environment

The video is a bit slow to start and speaks to a somewhat unsophisticated audience, but it introduces an important concept of charity in Islam (sadaqah jariyah), and why Muslims should support “Waqf” –– for the environment’s sake. Or at the very least political stability (see Doc’s Talk doomsday prophecy on what could happen by 2025 […]

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Israeli Heiress Shari Arison Says Goodbye to Wasted Water With Miya

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According to Forbes (2006), she is the richest woman in the Middle East, with assets totaling $5.5 billion. Today she has found a way to merge business and do-gooding for the planet, setting an example for future environmental philanthropists and clean technology experts. Shari Arison, who inherited the Carnival Cruise Line’s fortune and her late […]

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