Red Sea

NIS 500m expansion of Eilat desalination plant underway – Israel

Mekorot has started work on one of its largest projects for the coming years – expansion of the water desalination plant on the Red Sea known as Sabha.

The installation is situated north of Eilat. As part of the project, new water pipelines will be constructed. The project as a whole will cost about NIS 500 million.

Israel currently has five large desalination plants on its Mediterranean coast. Four of them are privately owned. The fifth is owned by Mekorot, but is in the process of being privatized.


Experts say Med Sea altered by Suez Canal’s invasive species – Egypt

As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway’s lesser known legacies — the invasion of hundreds of non-native species, including toxic jellyfish and aggressive lionfish.

The canal, which connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, revolutionized maritime travel by creating a direct shipping route between the East and the West. But over the years, the invasive species have driven native marine life toward extinction and altered the delicate Mediterranean ecosystem with potentially devastating consequences, scientists say.

The influx has increased significantly since Egypt doubled its capacity in 2015 with the opening of the “The New Suez Canal,” raising alarm in Europe and sparking criticism from various countries along the Mediterranean basin.


This Is How Israel Became A World Leader In Water Conservation – Israel

Israel has been facing water’s shortage for quite some time now. The country has had a nationwide campaign stressing upon the importance of saving water.

However, by making use of a combination of conservation, reuse, and desalination; the country now has more water than it needs. According to experts, this could expedite the political progress for the country in the Middle East.

Keep in mind that the Middle East is one of the most water-stressed areas of the world.


How Israel swims against tide of worldwide water crisis – Israel

Israel has solved its water crisis! That’s a typical headline about Israel’s world-leading smart water management and advanced water technology.

As I sipped freshly desalinated Mediterranean water at the world’s largest seawater desalination plant, the brilliance of Israel’s many-pronged approach was as clear as the H2O in my paper cup.

But if residents, farmers and tourists in the Holy Land never worry about the tap running dry, that’s only because Israel invests huge amounts of money and brainpower to stay one step ahead of a worsening worldwide water crisis.


Welcome rains arrive in Israel as threat of sixth year of drought looms – Israel

A massive storm front arrived in Israel on Thursday, as heavy downpours spread from the north to the southern coastal plan, helping to abate a six-year drought that has severely depleted the Kinneret.

The storm system was accompanied by a significant drop in temperatures and risk of flooding in the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea region and the Jordan Valley.

Authorities are warning travelers to beware of flash floods in those areas, and are issuing an advisory to avoid driving on flooded roads, to adjust driving speeds and to maintain safe trailing distance on the road.


Israel sees desalination as Sea of Galilee’s savior – Israel

Long periods of drought and over-pumping have brought the lake low. A reedy island has materialized at its southern edge, and will soon be a peninsula.

Holiday-makers and fishermen teeter over expanding boggy beaches to reach the waterline.

The depletion imperils Israel’s biggest reservoir, starving the River Jordan and Dead Sea.

It also diminishes a landmark that rivals Jerusalem as a major draw for Christian pilgrims.