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  5/20/2012, Iyar 28, 5772

Ministers Endorse Minister Landau's Water Measure


The Ministerial Committee on Legislation endorsed, Sunday, a bill submitted by Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau to give his ministry and the Water Authority what he called "the tools for proper management of Israel's water resources and the water resources which are important to us all."

In welcoming the endorsement, Dr. Landau said, "Especially today, when we are in a stage of coming out of the severe water crisis that had befallen us, it is important to provide stability to the economy, and to facilitate its development and long-term planning." He said the bill incorporates part of the recommendations of the 2010 Bein Committee report which recommended overhaul of the 1959 water law.