The Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, will lead an Indian policy maker’s delegation to Israel representing key personals from different city municipalities, focusing on: “Change Management for Achieving Continuous Water Supply for All in Urban Areas”, in February, 2014.
The delegation will assist and facilitate senior policy makers, municipal commissioners, public health officials of the Indian urban sector/water utilities to get first hand insight of latest technology and know how of water domain in ISRAEL. The Israeli water technologies are internationally recognized as highly developed, having benefited from many years of experience in managing scarce water resources. Moreover, the national industry is widely regarded as a nexus of world-class expertise in the water field.
During their visit, the delegates will visit Israelis most remarkable projects, such as:
The largest in Israel, and among 30 projects from around the world chosen by the United Nations, thanks to a unique method of using the natural filtration qualities of sand in order to improve the quality of sewage. Along with other add on technology the project using filtration capacity of sand improves the quality of the water such that it can ultimately be used safely for all forms of irrigation which is currently practiced in Negev.
Eshkol reservoirs and filtration plant
The central filtration plant of Israel is the fourth largest plant in the world. The plant filters water pumped from lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), through a state-of-the-art facility. The water treatment process is a technological advanced process based on a number of automation, and computerized monitoring systems. Built by Mekorot the reservoirs and filtration plant is live examples of highest standards in the water planning and management.
Showcasing the efficient elimination of return of filtrates from the process back to the beginning along with dewatering and reuse of sludge thickening to not only improve entire WWTP process but also to reduce the operating cost.
The Western Sewage Treatment Plant, is one of the three plants operated by The Jerusalem Company for Sewage and Treatment Plants, MAVTI, an arm of HaGihon Jerusalem Water and Waste Water Works.
In addition, the visit will facilitate to fill voids in inefficient water management. A professional Seminar of Municipal Water Services with HaGihon, learning the Methodology and practices to achieve municipal 24/7 drinking water and with Mekorot (Israel’s National Water Company), about Water related projects particularly dealing with Non-revenue water has been scheduled. Apart from this; platform to meet with Israelis leading water technologies companies and policy makers at the Israel Water Authority will be facilitated during the visit.
Inputs from Ms. Noa Amsalem, Trade Officer at Commercial Department