Surrounded by and populated with deserts, Israel has famously created a green, agricultural oasis out of its arid landscape. This was made possible by the incredible advances that Israeli scientists and researchers have been making since Israel gained its independence in 1948.
Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion had a vision of “making the desert bloom”, which catapulted water technology research onto the national agenda, where it has remained ever since. Through a combination of conservation, reuse and desalination, the country now has more water than it needs.
The Israeli water industry is widely acknowledged as a world leader, especially with its market-leading, entrepreneurial technologies in the areas of desalination, water treatment, drip irrigation and water security.
Today, water poor countries in Asia and Africa are already benefiting from Israeli-driven water technologies. In China alone, huge desalination plants based on Israeli water technology are providing water to millions of people by combining innovation with sustainability. Israel is proposing collaboration with countries worldwide on existing and new water-technologies.
Israel may be a desert country with a serious lack of water, but what’s not lacking is the ingenuity and creativity to make up for it with breakthrough water technologies that are helping people around the world maximize and enrich the water they have.