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Zuckerberg Institute Helps California Farm Reduce Water Use

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Prof. Eilon Adar is providing expertise to the first U.S. farm to use drip irrigation for rice crops.

Water Institute Appoints Noam Weisbrod Director

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He previously headed the Zuckerberg Institute's Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology.

Overcoming Water Scarcity: What California Can Learn from Israel

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Prof. Eilon Adar, who served as a water consultant in Israel’s 1994 peace treaty with Jordan, is now is taking a lead role in sharing Israeli water management expertise with California’s top water specialists in light of the current drought. This will be his fourth trip to the Bay Area and Sacramento since last fall, to continue his dialogue with California’s top water experts and policymakers.

An internationally renowned expert in arid zones hydrology and Middle East water issues, Prof. Adar has devoted more than 25 years to his work at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. From 2002 to 2015, he served as the director of BGU’s Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Prof. Adar conducts cutting-edge research on groundwater flow systems and arid basins. He has represented Israel around the world speaking on water-related issues, published numerous papers, and takes an active role in helping start-up businesses use innovative water technologies developed at BGU.

As California Drought Marches On, Israel Marches In

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Prof. Eilon Adar encourages California to treat water as a commodity, like oil or gas, as Israel does.

California’s Water Crisis: Learn from Israel and Take Action

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Co-Sponsors and Partner Organizations:

AIPAC: American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills

Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City

Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto

Connections Israel, Jerusalem

Hillel of Silicon Valley

Hillel at Stanford

JCRC: Jewish Community Relations Council

JNF: Jewish National Fund, Northern California

Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo

Peninsula Temple Sholom, Burlingame

Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City

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ZOA: Zionist Organization of America – West Coast

What’s Working: The Fight to Help California’s Drought

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Prof. Eilon Adar is interviewed on a HuffPost Live webcast on how California can better use the water it has.

Helping Drought-Stricken California Cope with Crisis

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Prof. Eilon Adar says that treating water as a national commodity helps Israel combat its water scarcity.

Israeli Experts Address California Water Woes

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Prof. Eilon Adar shares BGU's solutions for overcoming water scarcity at a symposium in Sacramento.

Overcoming Water Scarcity: What California Can Learn from Israel

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Prof. Eilon Adar, who served as Israel’s leading water consultant in the 1994 peace treaty with Jordan, is now taking a lead role in sharing Israeli water management expertise with California’s top water specialists in light of the current drought. On this third trip to the Bay Area and Sacramento, Prof. Adar is continuing his dialogue with California’s top water experts and policymakers. He conducts cutting-edge research on groundwater flow systems and arid basins. He has represented Israel around the world, speaking on water-related issues, has published numerous papers and takes an active role in helping start-up businesses use innovative water technologies developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.