JNF acknowledges that without water, fields return to desert and that the absence of growth and development is death. That is why water is inherently important to the prosperity of Israel and the world we all inhabit.
How JNF is Helping
JNF has been at the forefront of water management and conservation in Israel for two decades, increasing the country's total water supply by 12% and helping Israel become a leader in water recycling. JNF's network of 250 recycled water reservoirs provide almost half of the water used for agriculture in Israel, saving enough freshwater to meet the needs of 4.4 million people a year. With JNF's assistance, nearly 80% of the sewage water in Israel is recycled and reused, the highest rate in the world. To put that into context, Spain comes in a distant second, recycling 17% of its wastewater, and the U.S.
The JNF Parsons Water Fund was established to expand upon this vital work. The Fund supports initiatives that address water treatment and quality issues, pollution and trans-boundary water challenges, with a focus on recycling, developing alternative water sources, education, stream and aquifer restoration, and research. read more