Water

Passover Hike to Solomon’s Pools in Gush Etzion

Passover Hike to Solomon’s Pools in Gush Etzion

The Kfar Etzion Field School will introduce Passover tourists to Solomon’s Pools, which supplied water to Jerusalem for nearly 2,000 years.Chana Ya'ar, 3/28/2013, 1:10 PM
Lake Kinneret Still Rising with Approach of Spring

Lake Kinneret Still Rising with Approach of Spring

With the approach of spring, Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is still rising and is now barely one meter short of its maximum capacity.Chana Ya'ar, 3/14/2013, 2:19 PM
Lake Kinneret Still Rising as Winter Winds Down

Lake Kinneret Still Rising as Winter Winds Down

The water level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is still rising as the winter season begins to wind down.Chana Ya'ar, 3/3/2013, 10:15 AM
Good News As Lake Kinneret Level Continues to Rise

Good News As Lake Kinneret Level Continues to Rise

Good news for the Land of Israel as the water level of Lake Kinneret, slowly inches its way to maximum capacity for the first time in years.Chana Ya'ar, 2/10/2013, 3:23 PM
Kinneret Hits Halfway Point

Kinneret Hits Halfway Point

The Kinneret is halfway between two “red lines,” one for dangerously low waters, the other for high waters.Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 11:22 AM
Kinneret Waters Continuing to Rise

Kinneret Waters Continuing to Rise

The waters of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) are continuing to rise. In the past 24 hours, the level of the lake rose 2 cm.Chana Ya'ar, 1/16/2013, 1:58 PM
Storms Brought 200% of Seasonal Rainfall

Storms Brought 200% of Seasonal Rainfall

The rainstorms that hit Israel over the past week are coming to a close, after joining the top five rainiest weeks in Israel’s history.Maayana Miskin, 1/11/2013, 9:03 AM
City: No Free Water Deal for Old City Church

City: No Free Water Deal for Old City Church

Pay your bills as the Kotel and Knesset do, a spokesperson for the Jerusalem Municipality told officials at a major Jerusalem church.David Lev, 12/31/2012, 8:08 AM
Kinneret Set to Break 20-Year Record

Kinneret Set to Break 20-Year Record

The Water Authority is hopeful regarding the precipitation this winter, saying the Kinneret is set to break a record of almost 20 years.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/18/2012, 7:47 PM
Continental US Facing Worst Drought in Decades

Continental US Facing Worst Drought in Decades

The US is facing its worst drought in half a century, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Drought Monitor.Chana Ya'ar, 11/23/2012, 5:14 AM
Mekorot to Set Up Major Indian Project

Mekorot to Set Up Major Indian Project

Mekorot, through its development subsidiary, will build a water control system and smart metering system to prevent waste in northern IndiaDavid Lev, 9/14/2012, 6:43 AM
Main Water Supplies to Aleppo Cut Off

Main Water Supplies to Aleppo Cut Off

The main water supply to the northern city of Aleppo, Syria's commercial hub, has been cut off by government troops.Chana Ya'ar, 9/9/2012, 1:43 PM
Hot July Weather Pushes Up Water Use

Hot July Weather Pushes Up Water Use

Water usage in Israel has been climbing, but Israel may soon solve some of its water problems, a top Mekorot official saidDavid Lev, 8/23/2012, 2:50 PM
Lake Kinneret Water Level Suffers Dramatic Drop

Lake Kinneret Water Level Suffers Dramatic Drop

The water level in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) has dropped by 26 inches (66 cm) since mid-May, and is still expected to drop further.Chana Ya'ar, 8/23/2012, 1:05 PM
United States in Serious Drought; Israel Can Help

United States in Serious Drought; Israel Can Help

Israeli Water Desalination expert recommends solutions to the current drought in the US.Gideon Israel, 7/25/2012, 9:11 PM
JNF Reservoirs Helped Israel Through Drought

JNF Reservoirs Helped Israel Through Drought

Arutz Sheva visits the JNF’s booth at the Cleantech exhibition, learns how JNF helped enrich Israel with 260 million cubic meters of water.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 7/4/2012, 4:12 AM
Israel and PA Talk Water

Israel and PA Talk Water

The Palestinian Authority is demanding Israel increase water supplies without raising prices to match market rates paid by Israeli consumersGabe Kahn, 6/28/2012, 3:32 PM
Aid Groups Blame Israel: Gaza Water Undrinkable

Aid Groups Blame Israel: Gaza Water Undrinkable

Two international aid organizations claim that Gaza's water is unfit to drink, but they blame Israel for the problem.Chana Ya'ar, 6/14/2012, 12:43 PM
Israel Water Technology Sparks Business Venture

Israel Water Technology Sparks Business Venture

Millionare Richard Branson has launched a new business venture, “Virgin Pure,” using technology imported from Israel. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/31/2012, 7:02 PM
'Palestinians' Boycott UNICEF

'Palestinians' Boycott UNICEF

The Palestinian Contractors Union announced a boycott of UNICEF for allowing Israeli firms to place bids on construction work in Gaza.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/29/2012, 1:27 PM
Agri-Tech Video: Garden with Less Water

Agri-Tech Video: Garden with Less Water

Israel shows off an “irrigation calculator” at the international Agri-Tech Expo to encourage water-efficient gardening.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/16/2012, 1:15 PM
'Dip Chip' Tests for Water, Food Toxicity

'Dip Chip' Tests for Water, Food Toxicity

Scientists from Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a biological sensor that detects toxic chemicals.Chana Ya'ar, 5/14/2012, 11:42 PM
Lake Kinneret Still Rising

Lake Kinneret Still Rising

The water level in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is still rising, even though there was little rain over the past week.Chana Ya'ar, 3/25/2012, 12:11 PM
Kinneret Rising as Snow, Rain Keep Falling

Kinneret Rising as Snow, Rain Keep Falling

Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)'s waters are rising as snow and rain continue to fall, bringing desperately-needed water to parched land.Chana Ya'ar, 3/1/2012, 5:10 PM
A Blessing of Winter Rain Raises Lake Kinneret

A Blessing of Winter Rain Raises Lake Kinneret

The blessing of winter rain helped raise the water level in Lake Kinneret this weekend, but more rain -- and prayers -- are still needed.Chana Ya'ar, 1/29/2012, 2:32 PM
Lake Kinneret Rising

Lake Kinneret Rising

The water level in Lake Kinneret -- the Sea of Galilee -- has risen by 0.6 inches in the past 24 hours after a week with more rain.Chana Ya'ar, 1/19/2012, 11:48 AM
Israel Faces Official Drought, Year 8

Israel Faces Official Drought, Year 8

Israel is being hit with another official drought for the eighth year in a row, according to the country's Water Authority.Chana Ya'ar, 1/2/2012, 9:31 PM
November Rains Reduce Drop in Kinneret

November Rains Reduce Drop in Kinneret

Early winter rains appear to have stemmed the drop in the water level of Lake Kinneret -- but Israel still needs much, much more. Chana Ya'ar, 12/1/2011, 2:58 PM
Lake Kinneret Rises 1 Centimeter

Lake Kinneret Rises 1 Centimeter

Rain storms over the weekend blessed the Land of Israel with a drink for the parched earth, and a rise in the water level of Lake Kinneret.Chana Ya'ar, 11/20/2011, 11:33 AM
Water–Bridge over Troubled Mideast or to Peace?

Water–Bridge over Troubled Mideast or to Peace?

The Arab-Israeli need for water can be a bridge to peace and not a reason for bloodshed, says Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/15/2011, 3:04 PM
MK Landau Calls For End to Israel's Water Tax

MK Landau Calls For End to Israel's Water Tax

National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau has called for an end to the VAT on water saying its is a "tax on a basic need for survival."Gabe Kahn., 8/8/2011, 7:25 PM
Gaza to Get Water, 'Gestures'

Gaza to Get Water, 'Gestures'

A woman was hurt by a Kassam rocket Monday, a day before Israel announced a slew of 'gestures' for Gaza Arabs.David Lev, 8/2/2011, 9:19 PM
Lake Kinneret Water Level Drops

Lake Kinneret Water Level Drops

The water level in Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) has dropped 20 centimeters in the past month, according to environmental officials.Chana Ya'ar, 7/7/2011, 7:04 PM
Shhh: Jordan Buys Israeli Water

Shhh: Jordan Buys Israeli Water

A Jordanian paper reports that Jordan is negotiating with Israel, and not for the first time, for the purchase of water from the Sea of Galilee. Hillel Fendel, 6/6/2011, 12:24 PM
Israel to PA: Agree on Water?

Israel to PA: Agree on Water?

The PA is refusing to cooperate with Israel on water conservation and quality control, leaving its own people in the lurch. Chana Ya'ar, 6/1/2011, 7:03 PM
Water for PA and the ‘Big Lie’

Water for PA and the ‘Big Lie’

The PA claims Israel denies water for Arabs, but reports prove Israel – unlike Jordan before 1967 – has connected most of the PA to water grid.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/20/2011, 5:27 PM
Kinneret Rises, but Slowly

Kinneret Rises, but Slowly

The Kinneret has started to rise – but far more slowly than in previous years, with just one-fourth last year's increase.Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2011, 8:35 PM
New Water Crisis Management Plan

New Water Crisis Management Plan

Israel's Cabinet has approved a multi-prong plan to deal with the growing water crisis in the country. First up: more desalination.Chana Ya'ar, 1/30/2011, 11:04 AM
Rains Raise Lake Kinneret Waters

Rains Raise Lake Kinneret Waters

Weekend rains have brought the water level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) up by 2.5 centimeters (1 inch), the Water Authority said Sunday.Chana Ya'ar, 1/9/2011, 11:12 AM
Israeli Apples for Syrian Water

Israeli Apples for Syrian Water

Israel and Syria are involved in indirect talks to export Israeli apples in return for Syrian water, according to Likud’s Druze MK Ayoub Kara.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/4/2011, 4:49 PM
Yeshiva Boys Win Water Prize

Yeshiva Boys Win Water Prize

Students at Machon Lev, a Torah-and-technology institution, have developed a small, cheap sensor that warns of water leaks in home piping systems.Hillel Fendel, 12/16/2010, 2:08 PM
Landau on Water Crisis

Landau on Water Crisis

Israel's Minister of National Infrastructure asks government offices to work together to solve Israel’s continuing water crisis.Elad Benari, 12/14/2010, 8:05 AM
Israel Helps with Desalination

Israel Helps with Desalination

Technological cooperation works as Israeli company conducts desalination seminar for Jordanians and PA Arabs in Kibbutz Shefayim. Elad Benari, 11/22/2010, 8:40 AM
PA Arabs 'Augment' Water Supply

PA Arabs 'Augment' Water Supply

Though the PA has its own water system, Arabs often illegally siphon water from Israeli pipes. Mekorot/police disconnected 230 pirate connections.Hillel Fendel, 8/30/2010, 3:28 PM
100,000 Water-Savers Installed

100,000 Water-Savers Installed

Water Authority project installs "Chas-cham" conserving device on sinks in over 40,000 homes in central and southern Israel. Eli Stutz, 8/17/2010, 5:24 PM
Water Theft in Hevron Region

Water Theft in Hevron Region

Jews living in the Hevron region face daily water theft at the hands of their PA neighbors; thieves use as much as 75% of water.Maayana Miskin, 6/24/2010, 6:15 PM
Huge Desalination Plant Planned

Huge Desalination Plant Planned

The cabinet has approved construction of a desalination plant south of Tel Aviv that is to supply 300 million cubic meters of water per year.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2010, 4:55 PM
PM Speeds Plans for Desalination

PM Speeds Plans for Desalination

PM asks for quick answers on proposed desalination project, commits to cutting bureaucracy to slash water prices.Maayana Miskin, 4/11/2010, 7:54 PM
Sea of Galilee Up Six Cm

Sea of Galilee Up Six Cm

Water flowed in from the Jordan River and was not pumped out of the northern lake. The result: a 2.5 inch rise in the water level.Gil Ronen, 4/6/2010, 10:24 PM
Jerusalem Recycles Mikvah Water

Jerusalem Recycles Mikvah Water

The city of Jerusalem will reuse water from mikvaot (ritual baths) in hopes of saving water and money.Hillel Fendel and Maayana Miskin, 3/15/2010, 3:53 PM
Quality Control OK'd on Grey H2O

Quality Control OK'd on Grey H2O

The Knesset Committee for the Interior and Environmental Protection on Monday approved a bill accelerating the treatment of waste water in Israel.Hana Levi Julian, 1/26/2010, 12:44 PM
First Snow of the Winter

First Snow of the Winter

The first snow of the winter dumped up to two feet of the white stuff on the upper slopes of the Hermon. Flood warnings were posted in the south.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/25/2010, 2:46 PM
No Water Strike Solution Sighted

No Water Strike Solution Sighted

Interest in the 6-week-old Water Authority strike is sparse because it doesn't affect the water supply - but the Kinneret level remains unmeasured.Hillel Fendel, 1/13/2010, 3:10 PM
MKs Scramble at Water Report

MKs Scramble at Water Report

Lindenstrauss says steep imminent water price hikes were not set professionally and will hurt weaker sectors. MKs Regev,. Hasson: Stop the hikes.Hillel Fendel, 12/30/2009, 11:08 AM
Water Authority to Strike

Water Authority to Strike

Water Authority workers will begin a strike on Wednesday, ignoring permit requests and halting the measurement of the Kinneret.Malkah Fleisher, 12/1/2009, 9:14 PM
Desalinate-Secure-Preserve Water

Desalinate-Secure-Preserve Water

Three Israeli companies are trying to solve the water crisis, each in its own area – desalinating, securing and preserving.Yoni Kempinski, 11/19/2009, 4:14 PM
‘Syria Wants Water, Not Peace'

‘Syria Wants Water, Not Peace'

Arab/Islamic affairs expert Prof. Moshe Sharon says Syrian threats of war need not scare Israel – and we must not give them access to our water.Hillel Fendel, 11/11/2009, 12:28 PM