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10 Ways Israel’s Water Expertise Is Helping the World

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Did you know that more people die from unclean water than war?  Millions of people lack safe drinking water worldwide, but Israeli innovators are changing this reality. Today, on World Water Day (March 22), learn how Israel teaches communities around the world about their lifesaving water technologies.

Israel21c tells us more:

Israel exports $2.2 billion annually in water technology and expertise. In addition, these commodities are shared on a humanitarian basis through training courses, consultations and projects.

Keren Kayemeth L’Israel-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) often hosts delegations from around the world – most recently, from California, Argentina and the European Policy Center – to see how Israel’s system of treatment facilities and 230 reservoirs has achieved the world’s highest ratio of wastewater reuse…

Here are 10 recent examples.

1. The nonprofit group Innovation: Africa  won a UN award for transforming lives in seven African countries using Israeli technologies such as Netafim irrigation systems enabling farmers to grow more crops with less water; and solar energy systems that pump water from aquifers, saving villagers (mostly women and children) countless hours previously spent finding and fetching water.

Read the full list now.

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