10 ways Israel’s water expertise is helping the world

Posted on March 27th, 2017
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


To celebrate World Water Day, ISRAEL21c takes a look at 10 water innovation projects bringing clean water to communities across the world.


Using ingenuity to overcome its serious water challenges, Israel has become the go-to expert for a world facing an impending water crisis.

This year’s WATEC  expo and conference, to be held in September in Tel Aviv, is expected to attract 10,000 stakeholders from 90 countries seeking Israeli solutions for water issues.

Israel exports $2.2 billion annually in water technology and expertise. In addition, these commodities are shared on a humanitarian basis through training courses, consultations and projects.

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How One Israeli Grocery Bag Solves A Vexing Dating Dilemma

Posted on March 20th, 2017
Aviya Kushner for The Forward


Ever wish you could tell at a glance if someone was single or not? A Tel Aviv convenience-store has a novel solution to this problem.

Tel Aviv is known for its nightlife and its large number of single residents, but Israel itself is a family-centric culture. The divide between solo freedom and traditional home life has been captured on a reusable grocery bag being distributed by AM-PM, a chain of convenience stores that is somewhat similar to America’s 7-11 — with a far larger and fresher produce selection.
 
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Urban foragers give humble weeds their day in the sun

Posted on March 13th, 2017
BY JESSICA STEINBERG AND MELANIE LIDMAN for The Times of Israel


Two tours in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem find a free, wild, exotic salad bar growing underfoot


Going on an urban foraging tour is like putting on a pair of 3D glasses: It transforms a familiar cityscape into something completely different. Clumps of weeds turn into hefty bundles of edible greens, while abandoned lots yield stalks of wild asparagus or cones of crimson sumac.

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Israel Named 3rd Best Country to Raise Kids. Here’s Why

Posted on March 6th, 2017
BY ABBEY ONN for Kveller


As a mom raising her three kids outside of the United States, people always ask me to compare living in Israel to living in the U.S. Business Insider just ranked the 19 best countries to raise your family as an expat and rated Israel number three on the list based on factors such as education, healthcare and leisure. Upon moving to Israel almost two years ago, I also compiled a tidy list of reasons why raising my kids in Israel seemed to be working out, but with more experience comes more insight. The time is ripe for a new list:

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Why Tel Aviv Is the City of the Future

Posted on February 27th, 2017
By The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews


While city life has many advantages and serves many people at once with public transportation, restaurants and tourist attractions, and apartment complexes, this can create an overflow of waste. Tel Aviv has solutions to these efficiency problems that most big cities face today.

Well-designed and professionally managed cities can be highly efficient at delivering big-scale services like transportation, energy, housing, food and medical care. When it comes to performing more granular civic functions, however, they can be sinkholes of waste — sanitation departments that dispatch more trucks than necessary because there’s no way to predict the daily volume of garbage; sprinklers on automatic timers that water city greenery while it rains; traffic lights that stop vehicles for no one …

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