As with any great invention – drip irrigation began by chance. All it took is a man with an abundance of curiosity and a strong will to solve problems. In 1961 Eng. Simcha Blass realized an idea he carried with him for more than 30 years, with the help of Kibbutz members in the Negev Desert. They founded Netafim. Today, the company is a world leader in drip irrigation, and innovation is their main driving force.
Interviewed in this episode:
Naty Barak – Chief Sustainability Officer at Netafim.
Zohar Yinon – CEO of Hagihon – Jerusalem’s regional water & wastewater utility company. He was chosen as one of the 50 most impactful leaders in Water & Water management (global listing) for CSR Day 2018.
The amount of water in our world is finite. And albeit all around us – the actual amount we humans can consume is minute.
The sources of freshwater around the world – rivers, lakes and underground sources – are extremely delicate and prone to contamination.The best way to deal with it? – a smart combination of technological solutions and human actions, as the story of the river Rhine, reveals.
Interviewed in this episode: Dr. Tabea Stotter, an environmental scientist from the ICPR (International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine).