Israel shares water management technology with Ghana

Water ProjectIsrael is prepared to share with Ghana its expertise and experiences in water management solutions, Ms Sharon Bar-Li, Israel Ambassador in Ghana, said.

She appealed to the public sector to team up with their private counterparts and work in partnership with Israeli water companies to share best practices.

The Ambassador who said this at the opening ceremony of the Israeli water technologies seminar, – sneak peek to WATEC 2013.

She said since the two nations had been working closely on water and sanitation since the 1950s and 60s, Ghana must not miss the chance to tap Israeli expertise.

Israel has the world largest reverse osmosis desalination, water safety and recycles water of about 75 percent for its water for agriculture through drip irrigation technology.

Israel also has one of the world’s most advanced systems of waste water treatment and decontamination.

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the Minister offor Water Resources, Works and Housing, in a speech read for him, said government recognised the provision of accessible, reliable and equitable potable water as a basic human right.

Alhaji Dauda, however, said provision of sufficient and sustainable water for domestic and industrial purpose is hit with many challenges.

The challenges centre on rapid growth in settlements, growing sophisticated demands by water consumers, increasing environmental degradation, poor water resource management habits, falling sources of funding and investment.

He said with Israel’s decades of rich and unique experience in the management of water resources, prioritising and packaging knowledge and technology would help exploit vast opportunities in the water sector.

This, Alhaji Dauda said would enable the nation to achieve self-sustainability in the exploitation and management of water resources.

The Minister observed it was time to look for practical solutions to the challenges by ensuring efficient management and massive investment in relevant infrastructure through partnerships.

In that way, water sufficiency and availability, economic growth, poverty reduction and social equity towards national self-sufficiency would be guaranteed, he said.

Source: GNA

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