South Africa has much to learn from the Israel South Africa Water Week

Professor Eilon Adar is a world-renowned hydrologist from Israel’s Ben Gurion University. He is in the country to attend the Israel South Africa Water Week as the keynote speaker.

This event is aimed at South Africa's decision makers in both the public and private sectors in the water industry. Experts from Israel will share best practices to help us manage our drought crisis.

Israel is recognized as the world leader in drought prevention and management. They also lead the field in water technology.

CapeTalk's Africa Melane spoke to Professor Eilon Adar about the upcoming event.

According to Prof Adar the seminar will be based on 3 parameters - awareness, management and the upgrading of infrastructure.

He says authorities must be made aware of the fact that fluctuations in water levels will occur, and provisions need to be made to compensate for that.

We have to appreciate water as a resource as well as a commodity

Professor Eilon Adar, Director at Ben-Gurion University’s Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research

The seminars will take place on June 8 in Cape Town and June 9 in Durban.

The seminar comes at a time when South Africa has been experiencing its worst drought in decades.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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