‚Israel’s rivers could take 100 years to restore’

13.12.2011                      17.Kislev. 5772


'Israel’s rivers could take 100 years to restore’

Environment Ministry must focus shift river, stream rehabilitation to higher place in its priorities, Comptroller report says.

Although the Environmental Protection Ministry has made considerable achievements in stream and river rehabilitation in the last 20 years, Israel’s rivers and streams would take another 100 years to fully recuperate at the ministry’s current rate of investment.
This conclusion, among many others, highlighted the environmental chapter in the State Comptroller’s report, which focused on the rehabilitation status of the country’s 31 major rivers and streams. The ministry – which oversees rehabilitation efforts in corporation with the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry, the Water Authority and local river and drainage authorities – must shift river restoration to a higher status among its list of priorities, the report said….