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2 years ago  ::  Jun 07, 2012 - 9:51AM #1
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More good news. Good news for Israel and good news for the world. Showing once again that Israel truly is a light among the nations (or maybe a bubbling spring among the nations)  

Does anyone have a problem with this? If so why?

Mekorot targets international water market
By REUTERS
06/07/2012 13:34
Israel uses its water industry to connect to countries that otherwise might hesitate to have ties with the Jewish state.

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Israel's national water company Mekorot wants to use its expertise in finding unconventional sources for clean water to help it expand globally, as countries step up their efforts to avoid water shortages.
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Chairman Alex Wiznitzer on Wednesday met OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, who is looking for ways to stave off a calamity, as he visited Israel.

"The organization is interested in disseminating Israeli know-how and technologies to third world countries as part of an effort to deal with the global water crisis," Gurria said in a statement.

Wiznitzer told Reuters: "The underdeveloped world doesn't understand that water is the number one problem in the world. Not oil. Not gas. Not other resources. Water."

"I am sure we can contribute there and even flourish," he added, in an interview at his Tel Aviv office.
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Mekorot is closing deals on hundreds of millions of dollars in projects in the developed and undeveloped world, Wiznitzer said.

In nearby Cyprus, Mekorot will build and operate two desalination plants that will supply almost half of the country's drinking water, Wiznitzer said. He expects to close within days a $180 million deal to build a facility to filter the water of the La Plata river that flows near Buenos Aires.

"There is no other national water company in the world that deals with all the different disciplines at once," Wiznitzer said, adding that he saw this as one key to Mekorot's success.
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Beyond the source of revenues, Israel uses its water industry to connect to countries that otherwise might hesitate to have ties with the Jewish state.
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"I don't rule out that we will work in countries like Qatar, like Kuwait," he said.
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 07, 2012 - 2:22PM #2
LeahOne
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Wiznitzer told Reuters: "The underdeveloped world doesn't understand that water is the number one problem in the world. Not oil. Not gas. Not other resources. Water."


He's right.

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