Ein Zahav

Pretty cool, we got mentioned in Haaretz, Israels most highly acclaimed newspaper!

ניצחון לתושבים: מים יוזרמו לנחל עין-זהב

 

After 3 years of struggle to save the draying Ein Zahav stream, Ein Zahav will be flowing again.

The water authority announced that in the next few month they will let some water back to nature (200 metric cube per year), and that in the next year Neviot water company will stop taking water from Ein Zahav fountain.

That’s the best news possible, to actually make a significant change.

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Tu Bishvat or “The New Year of the Trees” is a grate opportunity to touch the public about environmental issues.

The idea of connecting people, organizations and the municipality to take act, is my goal.

we got together student groups, local volunteer organization, Student council from a few schools and got the municipality to help. The title of the day was “every one is joining the struggle to save Ein Zahav stream”.

Each grope of us tuck a particular role, there was tree planting, all kinds of environmental workshops for kids, a play for kids and we cleaned all around the riverbed.

A lot of people shooed up it was perfection, and the Mayer spoke and sent a letter to the water authority telling them that the people want the water flowing once again in “Ein Zahav”.

After the publication in the national newspaper about the waist of a third of the water “Neviot” takes from “Ein Zahav” fountain. I found out there is going to be a meeting between “Neviot” and Israeli Water Authority at the factory of “Neviot”.

The Israeli Water Authority is in charge of all water resources in Israel and they are the decision makers for all water issues.

I organized with the activist’s a demonstration in front of “Neviot” company gates.

It was grate, I was interviewed for TV and radio, the police arrested me in order to stop the demonstration, and we got very good feedback from the community.

After, the Israeli Water Authority announced that it was now their intention to help save the draying river.

The story of “Neviot” mineral water company is a micro cosmos for the way mineral company’s world wide exploit small community’s and their natural resources, with the hope of bringing work to the aria.

“Neviot” get their waters from “Ein zahav” fountain in Kiriat shmona. They get 300,000 metric cubes p

er year we found out that a third of the water is going to the sewage, their profit is huge more then 2000% profit and they do not give anything back to the community nothing. This is very barbaric whey for a company to act.

We went strait to the press, and “Mariv” (big Israeli news paper) posted.

Ein Zahav” is a small stream (3 million cubic meters per year), the fountain is in the center of Kiriat Shmona city, it flows through the city and through a beautiful park it creates a natural reserve in the city.

The stream has bean drayed out in the last 10 years, it has a very sad story, which involve all aspects of human behavior, and is a microcosms for many other natural water sources that have bean taken over and depleted in the world these days.

The water company Neviot takes around 20% of the water in “Ein Zahav”, the rest is taken for drinking water for the city, that leaves the river to dry in the summer for the past 10 years.

There is a social Voluntary association that is struggling to free the river, and I decided to help with the cause. I started with opening face book for the river.

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