SPECIAL ISRAEL VALLEY. Mekorot, Israel Valley’s favorite firm (rare to find such an innovative and combative public firm in the Hebrew State), is Israel’s national water company and the country’s main agency for water management. Founded in 1937, it supplies Israel with 90% of its drinking water and operates a water supply network across the country known as the National Water Carrier. Mekorot is renowned for its capacity for innovation. Delegations from all over the world come to Israel to meet the company’s innovation leaders.
According to I24NEWS: “Israeli national water company Mekorot has signed a first agreement to supply Bahrain with water desalination technology. The agreement was signed with the Bahrain Water and Electricity Authority following discussions with the CEO of Mekorot.
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are interested in, among others, desalination, water quality control, reduction of waste and leakage, water management systems and integration of management services technique, according to Mekorot. However, the most urgent need in the UAE and Bahrain is for the desalination of salt water for agriculture and consumption”.
For years, Israel has been known worldwide as the leader in water, agriculture and energy innovation. This is largely due to Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, which uses advanced technologies that attract the attention of water corporations and organizations from around the world.
Mekorot is responsible for the Israeli water sector. Throughout the year, dozens of delegations from various countries, such as the United States, Germany, Italy and Australia, come to Israel to learn from Mekorot’s Innovation Department about the advanced developments that help Israel lead in desalination and proper energy management of the water sector . Dudi Balsar, head of Mekorot’s Innovation Unit, points out that the climate crisis, which has intensified in recent years, alongside the need for energy efficiency, requires those countries to learn the do’s and don’ts from Israel, at the informational level and on the business and managerial side.
“The Mekorot Innovation Unit conducts several areas of activities,” explains Balsar. “The first is investment in start-ups and location of technologies in all areas relating to the water and wastewater treatment industry. This includes technologies in the areas of energy, agriculture, food and more – Mekorot creates a large ecosystem.