Illinois governor signs Sister Lakes pact with Israel

25.07.2011                      23.Tammus, 5771

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Illinois governor signs Sister Lakes pact with Israel

Officials aim to create exchange for research on maintaining water quality, availability on Lake Michigan, Kinneret.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and National Infrastructures Minister Dr. Uzi Landau signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Jerusalem on Sunday establishing a “Sister Lakes” relationship between Lake Michigan and the Kinneret, to foster an educational exchange for research toward maintaining the two very critical bodies of water.
Some issues of common interest between the two leaders include maintaining water quality, preserving fisheries, eliminating harmful invasive species, curbing algal proliferation and keeping water levels high – all of which are crucial to supplying ample water to the respective populations, the officials said….