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Israeli Invention Teaches Water Conservation to California School Children

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

In 2000 a devastating rainstorm in Israel inspired science teacher Amir Yechieli to install Israel’s first water catchment systems at elementary schools. Today, his business, Rain Harvest, serves over 140 schools in Israel, including 40 in Jerusalem. Now this invention Read More

Israeli Students Bring Revolutionary Idea to Stockholm

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

Three Israeli high school students presented the basis for a solution to a dire environmental problem – oil spills – at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition.  Interview with  Helena Tenenbaum, SJWPI national organizer. Sometimes the answers to some of Read More

Safe Drinking Water – at Your Fingertips

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

Israeli start-up Lishtot has won the Israel StartUp Open 2015 competition.  Interview with CEO Netanel Raisch. If you Google “boil water alerts” you’ll get over a hundred thousand results.  Contaminated drinking water is a huge global problem.  Just this week Read More

Israel and World Bank Group Sign Agreement to Share Innovative Best Practices in Water

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

The Israeli Ministry of Economy has committed $500,000 to the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice to enhance water knowledge in developing countries facing complex water security challenges. The agreement will focus on sharing water expertise and industry best practices Read More

Creating a Hub for Water Engineers – First Water Technology Event Takes Place at Kinneret College

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

At the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s “Kinneret College in the Jordan Valley” is busy grooming Israeli water engineers.  We first reported on the pioneering program – in which students receive a B.Sc. degree in Water Industries Engineering – back in Read More

Preparing the Next Generation of Israel’s Water Experts

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

Israel’s advanced water technology industry sits on the shoulders of water experts developing solutions to the world’s growing water challenges.  Two programs, “Youth, Water & Knowledge” (YW&K) and the Israeli activity towards the Stockholm Water Prize, are helping to raise Read More