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Abel Cruz was only a child when he first realized that he could use banana leaves to save him an entire hour of work every day.
The global water crisis is getting worse, and over 2 billion people are expected to suffer from a lack of water by 2050. Meanwhile, Israel is accumulating enormous knowledge and expertise on the subject of water management, alongside a thriving ecosystem of companies contributing to innovation in the field. So will the gospel of water come to the world from Israel?
Researchers from Ben Gurion University offer an innovative explanation for this unique behavior of the fairy circles phenomenon: a combination of phenotypic adaptation at the level of the individual plant, by deepening the roots of the plants into more moist soil layers, and of self-organization in space at the population level
This is according to the OECD climate crisis preparedness assessment report for 2023 published this week following the hottest summer since measurements began
Cooperation between non-profit organizations and government institutions from Israel, the USA, Germany and Tanzania with the aim of building an innovative water filtration system using ceramic filters in a school in Babati district reached its peak when a delegation of Engineers Without Borders-Israel from an important project in Tanzania
Following and because of global warming, by 2050 there will be about a billion people subject to disputes and struggles related to rivers, and this only in Africa
"Until now, the theory explained the existence of a variety of species of trees in the rain forest only through the existence of the natural enemies of each species, mainly insects and fungi. The current study puts emphasis for the first time on the conditions that will allow these enemies to thrive," explains the lead researcher
The Secretary of the UN Desert Convention, Ibrahim Theo, said these things at the international desert conference held at the Desert Research Institute in Sde Boker. Water shortage, crops will fail, plants will stop growing, migration will expand even more - and conflicts in the world will only increase."
A project carried out by members of the Africa team of Engineers Without Borders Israel - Tel Aviv contributes to the supply of clean drinking water to rural areas in Africa, and has been operating continuously since 2013 in the Babati district of northern Tanzania. The project provides water to approximately 5,000 children
The system developed in the Bar Ilan Chemistry Department will produce an effective and safe disinfectant that is suitable for cleaning surfaces, the body and agriculture
Pesticides and disinfectants, plastic packaging and even Teflon leave compounds in nature that do not break down. Now it turned out that they are also found in the rainwater
Watergen and Mullen Automotive, an electric car manufacturer from California, signed an agreement under which Israeli technology will be provided to passengers in the brand's vehicles
The Africa team, Engineers Without Borders Israel Tel Aviv branch recently returned from a two-week mission in Tanzania. The project deals with the supply of clean drinking water to rural areas in Africa and has 20 volunteers from diverse fields who manage the project from end to end throughout the year
According to the head of the climate services of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) "even when the amounts of rain remain the same, because of the warming water evaporates and the area dries out
A study by researchers from Ariel University published in the Astrophysical Journal used deep learning to analyze the radiation data from communication satellites that NASA has been collecting since the 96s and succeeded with the help of machine learning in predicting solar storms up to XNUMX hours before they began to affect Earth * The research was done with the support of an agency Israeli space
Grapes, wheat and corn: according to a new study, popular agricultural crops in the Mediterranean countries will need more irrigation in the near future - and this when the water sources in the region are only dwindling. How are Israeli farmers preparing for this? And why, despite what appears on our water bill, does water have no price?
A group of Israeli geologists has been investigating the deep layers of the Dead Sea floor for the last decade, with the aim of revealing the climatic history of the area and producing local and global climatic forecasts. The conclusions of the studies may illuminate climate research in a new light
What is there in the ancient drink that has become part of the culture of the East and the West, and does the danger of the climate crisis threaten it as well?
Researchers at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering present an improved system for water desalination and water recovery for agricultural purposes
A new study based on an analysis of climatic data conducted by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Columbia University in the USA: "Global warming is expected to cause even more widespread mega-droughts and fires across America, already in the near future"
In studies conducted using a new model, based on data measured in sands from the Kalahari Desert in Africa and the Simpson Desert in Australia, researchers were able to find that the ancient sands date back to the present - a few million years at least, and that the new method they created can be used for the purpose of dating ancient deserts and learning the migration patterns of sands and their creation
Minister Zandberg: The State of Israel has an advantage stemming from many years of experience in developing innovative solutions to deal with the challenges of living in a desert environment. The DeserTech innovation center will enable Israeli innovation to be harnessed for the benefit of all the countries of the world in their fight against the climate crisis and its consequences, and will be a meeting point for technology, research and policy.
Prof. Moshe Armon: "The method we developed can be used to map the bottom of desert lakes around the world, and help us understand what the climate was like in those regions of the world in the past and maybe even in the future."
A new technology may optimize the process of desalination of sea water - and may also significantly reduce the economic and environmental price of the water we drink
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