Israel's agricultural water-saving irrigation Briefing


1, to water resources management

Israel's Water Law to the territory of all water resources are the property of the state, must be specifically designed to meet the residents needs and national development needs. To Water Resources Committee is responsible for national water management, including the development of water policy, allocation of water quotas, to develop water plans and water resource development planning, and the prevention of pollution, development of waste water, desalination equipment, research, protection of soil and sewage and so on. Water Resources Commission to 70% of the annual water quota allocated to the agricultural producers, and then based on total precipitation, the allocation of the remaining quota. In order to encourage water conservation, to Water Resources Commission provides water for agricultural producers accounted for in accordance with their water use fee, a percentage of the quota.

Second, the agricultural water use technical brief

Agricultural water use technology in the international arena leading low, strong ability of agricultural water saving. For example, because the use of pressure irrigation methods, the Israeli water consumption per unit area of land has declined by 50% -70%. At present, irrigated land in Israel have used such methods of irrigation. In addition, many field crops are irrigated using treated wastewater, through the use of recycled water, not only saving water resources, while beneficial to the ecological environment. Israel used for agricultural production of treated wastewater is about 230 million cubic meters, and that the number is still growing. Israel's Water Resources Commission hope to achieve by 2010, one third of treated wastewater for agricultural water use targets to reduce potable water use in agricultural production ratio.