Ecology and Environment

Overview

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Facts+About+Israel/Land/THE+LAND-+Nature.htm
www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2002/8/The%20Environment%20in%20Israel
Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection
www.environment.gov.il/bin/en.jsp?enPage=e_homePage
www.sviva.gov.il/bin/en.jsp?enPage=e_homePage
Overview of Israel's environmental problems
www.nif.org/content.cfm?id=1751&currbody=1
Adam Teva VaDin website
www.iued.org.il/page.aspx?pid=43&cid=0&menu=24

Hands-on Curricular Resources

Weizmann Institute
'Blue Planet' program recognized by UNESCO: A curriculum package for middle school students written by Weizmann Institute scientists on the link between man and the environment, has won recognition by UNESCO as a worldwide model in environmental studies. [To order]
www.unesco.org/water/ihp/nat_reports/pdf_17th/israel_nat_report_2006_en.pdf

Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection
Rehabilitation of Israel's Rivers (Lesson, English)
www.tzafonet.org.il/kehil/sviva/envsite/edu/englishbook/appendix-c-6.doc
Israel's Air Resources Management Program (Lesson, English)
www.tzafonet.org.il/kehil/sviva/envsite/edu/englishbook/appendix-e.doc

Solar Energy in Israel (Lesson, English)
www.tzafonet.org.il/kehil/sviva/envsite/edu/englishbook/appendix-d-4.doc

COEJL
Jewish Perspectives on the Environment [selection of articles, resources]
www.coejl.org/learn/

KKL-JNF Canada
Pages & pictures
www.jnf-canada.org/frameecology.htm

Arava Institute
Activist Projects - links (English)
http://arava.org/Activism/In_the_Arava/in_the_arava.html

The Noah Project - Jewish Education, Celebration & Action for the Earth [UK] Newsletter & Kids Corner, Resources, Ideas, Festivals
www.noahproject.org.uk/
Judaism & the Environment
www.noahproject.org.uk/noahtitle4_000055.htm
Bibliography on Ecology, Judaism & Tu B'Shvat
www.noahproject.org.uk/noahtitle4-000057.htm

Afforestation& KKL-JNF

History:
Before 1948 [200 million trees in Israel]
http://desert.bgu.ac.il/desert/EngSite.aspx?SiteId=3327&ItemId=4925

English:
http://192.116.234.203/kkl/english/afforestation.asp
Hebrew:
www.kkl.org.il/kkl/hebrew/nosim_ikaryim/yeharot/affheb.htm

The Blue Box:
Jewish Agency for Israel, Education [English]
Click on Blue Box image from
www.jafi.org.il/education/100/TIME/1890s.html    
www.jafi.org.il/education/100/KKL/steps1.html

KKL-JNF
www.kkl.org.il/kkl/english/main_subject/about_kkl/box/land%20in%20the%20box.x
English index 
www.kkl.org.il/kkl/english/main_subject/about_kkl/box/
History 
http://www.jnf.co.za/pages/bluebox-history.htm
www.jnf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BlueBox_Redesign
Rothschild Blvd exhibit
www.kkl.org.il/files/rotshild-catalog-ta.pdf
Hebrew:
http://www.kkl.org.il/kkl/hebrew/nosim_ikaryim/al_kakal/kupa/bluebox.x
www.kkl.org.il/kkl/hebrew/nosim_ikaryim/al_kakal/history/asorkkl/file1.doc
Or
www.kkl.org.il/KKL/SBMANAGE/showcontent.aspx?id=12978
Video. Hebrew. 
www.kkl.org.il/video/showmovie.htm?moviename=kufsa%20basdera%20heb.
WMV&movietitle=מיצג%20קופסה%20בשדרה%20בת"א

CET/Matach
Hebrew:
KKL Centenary stamp, photos.
http://lib.cet.ac.il/pages/item.asp?item=5895
* Poster activities
www.cet.ac.il/history/posters/activity1.htm
www.cet.ac.il/history/posters/activity6.htm

Ha'aretz
Hebrew article:
www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArtPE.jhtml?
itemNo=869927&contrassID=2&subContrassID=6&sbSubContrassID=10

Rothschild Blvd exhibit
www.israelidesign.org.il/newsDetails.asp?PageID=2&tt=6&NewID=549

Birds

Birds website - migration, development [English, Hebrew]
www.birds.org.il/

Kibbutz Lotan
www.birdingisrael.com/

Environmental Protection & Mediation

Israel 21c/Zalul
Protecting Israel's coastlines
www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l1309&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&en
DispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Democracy

Israel Ministry for Environmental Protection/Sviva
Rivers and Wetlands
www.environment.gov.il/bin/en.jsp?enPage=e_BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=Zone&en
DispWho=Rivers&enZone=Rivers
&

Safdie Plan rejection
www.sviva.gov.il/Enviroment/bin/en.jsp?enPage=e_BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=Object&en
DispWho=News^l3392&enZone=e_news

Conservation of Open Spaces
http://environment.gov.il/bin/en.jsp?enPage=e_BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=Zone&en
DispWho=open_space&enZone=open_space

Agro-Ecology
www.environment.gov.il/bin/en.jsp?enPage=e_BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=Zone&en
DispWho=agro_subject&enZone=agro_subject
&

Green Building in Israel
www.sviva.gov.il/Enviroment/bin/en.jsp?enPage=e_BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=Zone&en
DispWho=green_build&enZone=green_build
&

TAU
Incubator for Sustainable Architecture, Ecology & Society. Research & Projects
www.environment.tau.ac.il/Eng/Index.asp?CategoryID=98&ArticleID=47

Haifa University
Environmental Mediation - bibliography 
http://geo.haifa.ac.il/~deborah/select_pub.html

Water

Israel Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Israel Water Commissioner Briefing www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Government/Communiques/2001/Water%20
Commissioner%20Shimon%20Tal%20briefs%20foreign%20press

www.environment.gov.il/bin/en.jsp?enPage=e_BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=Zone&en
DispWho=water_top&enZone=water_top
&
 
Overview with applications, charts (linked and also text). NB: Rainfall details are pre-global warming. www-personal.umich.edu/~wddrake/lipchin.html

Shorter picture, mainly relating to Israel and Jordan, with reading references http://hwww.american.edu/ted/ISRAELH2.HTM

Israel-Jordan water follow-up to 1998
http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~sdconinc/waternet/IJfollow-up.htm

Technion, Haifa
Israel Water Commision intro and desalination proposals 1999
www.technion.ac.il/rdl/dec99-parts.html
Israeli research and system
http://wri.technion.ac.il/about.html

Bar Ilan University
Maps of Israel's Water Resources, colorful; good article www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/books/maps.htm#4

Ben Gurion University
Bibliography on Water in Israel
www.bgu.ac.il/NCRD/bib1/val/Water.htm
and www.bgu.ac.il/NCRD/bib2/Kliot.htm

UN
Files and reports
http://www.un.org/esa/agenda21/natlinfo/countr/israel/natur.htm
NB: Information missing about who does what on water in Israel...

Food and Agriculture Organization report on Israel's water resources in agriculture on OECD website
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGL/AGLW/webpub/ath_kln/ATH_KLN1.htm

Israel information collected in 1994 on gopher
gopher://israel-info.gov.il/11/govmin/envir/1994/water

Water Ecology

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Israel+beyond+politics/WATEC+Israel+2007+Oct+2007.htm

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Israel+beyond+politics/New%20products%20
unveiled%20at%20WATEC%202007%205-Nov-2007

Israel-WATEC. Irrigation, desalination, recycling, reverse osmosis, etc. 
http://www.watec-israel.com/

IDE's Ashkelon Desalination Plant declared Desalination Plant of the Year at prestigious Global Water Awards ceremony in Dubai.
www.export.gov.il/Eng/_Articles/Article.asp?ArticleID=3043&CategoryID=354&Page=3  and www.ide-tech.com/Index.asp

Dead Sea Canal project needs, several maps
www.american.edu/ted/deadsea.htm
or http://gurukul.ucc.american.edu/ted/deadsea.htm

Energy Ecology

Solar Energy
Solar water heaters:
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Facts%20About%20Israel/Science%20
-%20Technology/Solar%20Energy%20in%20Israel

"operate at an annual average efficiency of approximately 50%. It is therefore easy to calculate that such a unit saves its owner some 2,000 kWh per year in electricity costs, raising the temperature of a tankful of water by approximately 30oC above its starting point on an average day - i.e. heating water to a temperature of about 50oC."

Israel's solar initiatives
www.bgu.ac.il/solar/tour/inner.html

International Solar Energy Society, Israel Section: Online articles in PDF
http://www2.technion.ac.il/~ises/articles.php

Sustainable Resources

Min of Environment
***Solar Energy in Israel (Lesson, English) www.tzafonet.org.il/kehil/sviva/envsite/edu/englishbook/appendix-d-4.doc

2002 Summary
www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2002/8/Energy%
20Management%20and%20Sustainable%20Energy%20Developme

2006 Report
www.unep.org/GC/GCSS-IX/DOCUMENTS/Israel-energy3.pdf

Israel-US Cooperation on renewable energy technologies and validation, 2003
www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enZone=Democracy&enDispWho=Articles%5El401&enPage=BlankPage 

Samuel Neaman Institute
The Sustainable Energy Market in Israel, Prof. Dan Zaslawski. Downloadable or printable document, 2.5 MB 2004
www.neaman.org.il/neaman/publications/publication_item.asp?
fid=592&parent_fid=490&iid=2725

Weizmann Institute
Bat Sheva Seminar on Alternative Sustainable Energy Options, 2007 www.weizmann.ac.il/conferences/ASEO/ 

Jewish Agency/UJC/Israel Ministry for the Environment/City of Eilat
Eilat/Elot Conference on Sustainable Energy as a resource for regional economic development www.eilatenergy.com/images/program.pdf

Wind farms
www.sviva.gov.il/bin/en.jsp?enPage=bulletin&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enDispWho=News%5El1515&enZone=december_bull&enInfolet=ViewNews.jsp&enVersion=0&0 
English image downloads on 
www.enconsol.co.il/WindHMain.htm#CONTENT
www.enconsol.co.il/WindHpictures.htm [downloadable]


 

 

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