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News Israeli National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau: No time to wait for cabinet decision on water

National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau ordered Water Authority head Prof. Uri Shani last January 20th, 2011 to issue purchase orders to the desalination plant immediately. He also sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu imploring him to order the Accountant-General to begin the process of increasing the output of the desalination plants so that the extra water could arrive by 2012.

In both letters, Landau decried the repeated delays in bringing the emergency water plan before the cabinet for approval. In December, Landau and Shani briefed the cabinet on the situation and were ordered to present the emergency plan within three weeks. However, the plan has yet to be discussed by the cabinet a month later.

Contact information The Hydrological Service of Israel (EMWIS NFP in Israel) (email: MichaelE20@water.gov.il)
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News type Inbrief
File link http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=204552
Source of information The Jerusalem Post
Keyword(s) desalination plant
Subject(s) DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , ENERGY , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INDUSTRY , INFRASTRUCTURES , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://www.emwis.org/countries/fol749974/country725681
Geographical coverage Israel,
News date 27/01/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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