From the Czech – Israeli Seminar on Water Management: “Israel is pleased to cooperate with the Czech Republic in the field of environment and water management."

 From the Czech – Israeli Seminar on Water Management: “Israel is pleased to cooperate with the Czech Republic in the field of environment and water management.

Four distinguished Israeli experts and their colleagues from the Czech Republic shared their experience at the Czech – Israeli Seminar on Water Management. They tackled water management from different points of view and discussed this issue with representatives of Czech municipalities, regions, companies and state sector.

“The Seminar is a follow-up to the visit of our recent ministerial delegation to Israel,“ said Vladislav Smrž, the Deputy Minister for Environmental Policy and International Relations. He also described the motivation of the Czech Republic to cooperate with Israel on this topic. “The whole story began after a serious drought which hit the Czech Republic in 2014. In the next years, we have focused on water shortage. We were looking all over the world for the best experience with drought management,” he concluded.

The Ambassador of the State of Israel in the Czech Republic Daniel Meron, who opened the seminar, mentioned that “Israel is pleased to cooperate with the Czech Republic in the field of environment and water management. This cooperation is two ways and will include Czech assistance to Israel in the field of pollution. The partnership with the Czech Republic is part of the excellent relations between these two countries.”

Joshua Yeres, advisor of the water and sewerage company Hagihon, presented the most successful technologies preventing water leakage. Israel is in the front line of countries improving their water use efficiency.

The visit of Israeli experts continues with presentations of Czech hydrological facilities in Prague, as well as in Central Bohemia. In return, the visitors have the chance to learn more about Czech water management, our challenges and success stories.

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