Israel NEWTech, A Government Initiative To Promote And Grow Israeli Water Technology And Innovation

Since its inception, Israeli scientists have always put great efforts into developing solutions to help alleviate their country’s chronic water problems. Beginning with innovated “drip” irrigation systems (companies Plastro and Netafim) for arid regions, and continuing with desalination of seawater in the early 1960’s and recycling of sewage waste water in the 1970’s and ’80s, […]

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Supermodels, Free Parking, Biblical Parchments All Part of Israel's Zany Solutions for Combatting Water Shortage

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Israel has officially pulled out all the stops for water conservation: Last month, Israeli officials led by Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon sought to combat the country’s urgent water crisis by changing all the mezuzot in the Water Authority offices (Jews traditionally affix a mezuzah, a piece of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah, to […]

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Twitter For Water at Twestival 2009 in Jerusalem

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If you haven’t caught on to the supremely contagious micro-blogging phenomenon known as Twitter, now’s your chance to Twitter for the environment. This year, on February 12, 2009 over 140 cities worldwide will be hosting Twestival 2009 to raise money for Charity:Water, which provides clean drinking water to villages in Africa. Jerusalem’s Twestival is unique […]

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An Eco-Farm Blooms Under Rocket Fire From Gaza

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While rockets fly overhead, Bat-Zion Benjaminson tends her garden. The religious mother of four hopes to establish an eco-village in the moshav (cooperative community) of Shokeda, which is located just six kilometers away from the border of Gaza. According to Bat-Zion, the war being fought in the area is not just with rockets. “This is […]

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U.S.-Israel Binational Cleantech Forum: Creating a Strategy for the Future of Cleantech

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Miya president and CEO Baruch Oren and B. Gaon Holdings Ltd. Chairman Moshe Gaon have presented a new forum: The U.S.-Israel Binational Cleantech Forum, which they announced at the Israel America Chamber of Commerce Conference in Washington. The goal of the forum is to create a cohesive network that connects environmental organizations to businesses and […]

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How to Make the Most of the Rain

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I love the rain. It cleanses the city. Everything looks and smells clean and fresh. My biggest problem, though, with the rain is that so much of it goes to waste. With Israel’s future rain forcasts in question waiting for rain can be nerve-wracking. And when it finally comes, so much of it goes to […]

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Take an Eco-Friendly Tour with Israel Travel Company

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We’ve seen that environmentally conscious tourism is becoming more than a buzz word, what with government initiatives stepping in, and the various alternatives in eco-tourism that Israel now offers–including Kazakh yurts! Australian-born tour guide Zel Lederman customizes personal tours for groups and families with Israel Travel Company: Israel Off the  Beaten Track, including tours with […]

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"Project Interchange" Invites Europe’s Green Makers, Movers and Shakers To Go On “Tour” in Israel

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From September 20-27, a delegation of European environmental journalists, policy makers (ie World Bank and EU parliament), energy and climate change specialists, and activism leaders are coming to the Middle East to explore Israel’s environmental issues, policies, and clean technology. The whirlwind tour will take these leaders to Hiria (Tel Aviv’s rehabilitating garbage dump); they […]

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