India has a lot to learn from Israel in the field of water management technology, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nathhas said at an Indo-Israel Water Management Seminar.
“Urban water supply has to be managed as a service due to rapid urbanisation in India. Urbanisation is a huge challenge which has led to a rapid growth of cities in India. This is evident from the fact that in 2001 we had 560 cities and in 2016 we will have 8,000 towns. Since problems related to water collection and treatment have compounded, we need to take a cue from Israel which is No.1 in the field of recycling water,” he added.
A delegation of experts from Israel’s national water company Mekorot and Israeli Ambassador AlonUshpizwere also present at the seminar.