Israeli, American Scientists Develop Water Filtration Breakthrough

A collaborative effort between researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has resulted in the development of a new method for filtering viruses from treated municipal wastewater used for drinking.

Israeli cup

Superbugs Could Pollute Pacific Ocean

The Environmental Protection Agency has found the lethal “superbug,” carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), in a sewage plant in Los Angeles that treats waste and releases it into the Pacific Ocean.

CRE Superbug (Reuters)

Drought: Israeli Water Experts to Aid California

Israeli water technology experts will help California navigate through its worst drought in history. According to Ynet News, several Israeli water technology firms are already competing for contracts in the Golden State.

Israel Desalinization (U.S. Embassy Israel / Flickr / CC / Cropped)