The whole world suffers from water shortage due to the time lag that elapses from order time to delivery time. The increase in demand is the result of population growth, urbanization processes, and economic growth. Delivery or supply is limited by climate change, low infrastructure development, and inappropriate business models in the water infrastructure sector. But this may soon change thanks to Israeli water technology.
As a result of these difficulties, there is increasing global interest in smart water technology systems, especially Israeli water technology, including intelligent metering systems IoT (Internet of Things), inefficient water infrastructure management.
Every year, Israel exports $ 2 billion in water technology systems with the benefit of gaining experience over the years when it suffered from severe droughts due to water shortages.
Here are two of the most innovative water management solutions in Israel:
Researchers at Bar-Ilan University have developed new Israeli water technology methodologies to produce robust and environmentally friendly disinfectants using tap water. They can remove batteries and kill viruses, including coronavirus microbes. Sanitizers are safe and effective to use without contaminating the water. This technique uses a series of nanometer-shaped electrodes with unique surface properties. Hence, when water meets these electrodes, a cleaning agent is created in a unique aqueous environment. This union of water and electrodes has an antibacterial effect for microorganisms (bacteria or viruses), but at the same time, it is safe for large organisms such as skin cells.
Bluegreen Water Technologies, which specializes in Israeli water technology, has developed solutions that prevent algae’s harmful development that endanger neighboring communities’ health and economy. BlueGreen was founded in 2014 in Israel and currently has offices in both the United States and China. The solution BlueGreen uses an environmentally friendly blend of algae to remove algae and prevent it from recurring. Algae that grow uncontrollably have toxic effects and can affect human, bird, animal, or marine life or seriously affect the environmental environment. In addition to the solution above, BlueGreen also uses a real-time monitoring system using satellite imagery and AI-assisted analysis to monitor large water areas globally. This system detects algae development early and prevents it from becoming a problem for the surrounding community.
Digital Water Exhibition in Israel 2020
As with every year, Israel has preserved the WATEC tradition and has organized the largest event in Israeli water technology with support from the Israeli Ministry of Economic and Trade and the Export Institute.
This time, taking into account the current global situation, the event was held by default – Digital Water Israel successfully brought together more than 30 major Israeli companies in the water sector on a B2B platform and a series of shows.
The technologies presented refer to water management and IoT solutions to digitize this hugely important sector, with particular regard to the topic of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Fighting Coronavirus with support from Israeli water technologies
The provision of drinking water, public sanitation and waste management solutions, and sanitary conditions, are essential for human prevention and protection, especially during this period. The continuous supply of water, as well as the use of acceptable practices for water conservation and management, will provide communities, families, schools, shops as well as hospitals or other health institutions with enough water for people to wash their hands and drink drinking water, which will help fight Coronavirus.
New solutions are needed to combat this new virus. Below you’ll find two of the most innovative solutions in Israeli water technology:
Founded in 2011, Kando uses IoT technology and artificial intelligence, and several advanced algorithms to enable sanitation organizations to discover pollution cases and obstacles in real-time to keep sanitation systems healthy and functional. Clear Upstream solution helps create real-time awareness of events in sewage networks using live maps, online dashboards, and text messages. Using these methods, the company collects the data needed to identify the problem, the sources of events and inform clients of where to intervene to solve problems. Kando’s solution allows cities to continuously and remotely control wastewater quality as well as protect public health.
In Israeli water technology, scientists at the Negev Ben Gurion University (BGU) have developed a new method for detecting SARS-VOC-2 in sewage and sewage systems. From the first sample, they determined that the virus is transmitted through feces to the sewage system. In any case, it is not yet known with certainty whether the virus is still contagious in the sewage systems. Additionally, suppose this method is added to standard sewage and wastewater screening tests. In that case, this virus’s spread can be determined and can become an early warning system for future epidemics.