BGU researchers are working to ensure the availability of high quality water for Israel and the world.

Dwindling water supply and quality impede the sustainable development of drylands and the well-being of their growing populations. Scientists at BGU’s Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research are developing technologies for advancing water supply in Israel and other arid regions, and for preventing pollution and degradation of aquifers and soil. They are improving water resource management and developing new natural and recycled resources. Particular emphasis is placed on developing high-tech, affordable methodologies for desalination and wastewater treatment.

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Times of Israel: BGU Scientists Recycle Acidic Wastewater

September 22, 2022

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Sustainability & Climate Change

Researchers have developed a way to recycle the kind of phosphoric acid wastewater that caused massive environmental disaster in 2017 near Dead Sea.

NYTimes: Israeli Vineyards in Negev are the Future of Winemaking

September 7, 2022

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Sustainability & Climate Change

Desert winemaking ‘sounds absurd,’ but Israeli vineyards in Negev show the way to the future of viticulture in a changing climate.

IJN: Climate Change Changes Grape Growing

July 25, 2022

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Sustainability & Climate Change

BGU Prof. Aaron Fait & Israeli vineyards reinvent desert viticulture, saving winemaking from Italy to California impacted by climate change.