The Indian Ministry of Water Resources recently stated that a joint working group of officials from India and Israel should be set up to explore the areas of cooperation between both the countries in the field of water resource management.
India — The Indian Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Bharti recently stated that a joint working group of officials from Indian and Israel should be set up soon to explore the areas of cooperation between both the countries in the field of water resource management.
Bharti opined that Israel is a pioneer in the field of water management and India can learn a lot from them. She also suggested that use of treated water, mutual cooperation in the field of R&D and training of personnel could be some other areas of cooperation. The Israeli Ambassador said that a pilot project of waste water treatment can be taken up for the Ganga project at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. He also invited the Minister to visit Israel.
It may be recalled that a MoU was signed between India and Israel in November 2016 to strengthen cooperation at the national, regional and international levels in the field of water resource management and development. It was also decided to collaborate, share experience and expertise in the areas mutually agreed upon, including techniques in the efficient use of water resources recycling/re-use of waste water, desalination, aquifer recharge and in-situ water conservation techniques, and water resource management.