Mekorot has recently celebrated its 70th birthday. Founded a decade before the
establishment of the State of Israel, Mekorot began as the “impossible dream”
of Israel’s pioneering leaders.
Today, it is one of the world’s most advanced water companies with leadership
in the areas of water desalination and reuse, wastewater treatment, water security, water resource management, water monitoring and other fields.
Mekorot’s special capabilities have been built through necessity. As an arid region
with limited natural water resources, we have been forced to innovate.
Over the years, Israel’s industries have developed production and agricultural
methods that minimize water consumption, and that maximize their utilization of all
types of water:
groundwater as well as surface water; and sewage, brackish water and seawater as well as drinking water.
To bring high-quality water to desert regions, we implemented the National Water Carrier, a concept that was realized decades before
its time, and have now implemented a national filtration project. To address the reality
of hostile neighbors, we have invested heavily in water security while simultaneously
working out approaches to water sharing and allocation with out neighbors.
In recent years, we have invested in the development of high-capacity water desalination
and wastewater treatment plants, achieving world leadership in both areas.
In addition, through Watech™, our high-tech initiative, we have begun incentivizing
the best of Israel’s scientists, engineers and technologists to further develop
technologies in all these areas.
The supply of adequate quantities of clean water has become a tremendous challenge
in many regions of the world, a situation that unfortunately is expected to become worse.
The skills, technologies, experience and know-how that Mekorot has accumulated over the
past 70 years give us insight regarding successful approaches to these challenges,
making us a valuable partner for forward-thinking water companies throughout the world.
We look forward to discussing your company’s special needs and the ways that Mekorot’s experience may be of benefit.
For more Information please contact Business Development Manager
Mr. Lior Frumkes Lfrumkes@mekorot.co.il