Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company is a public utility founded in 1937. Mekorot is one of the world’s most advanced water companies, a leader in water resources management, desalination, wastewater treatment and effluent reuse, rain enhancement, water quality, water security and water project engineering. Mekorot’s uniqueness as a water utility lies in its unparalleled experience, know-how, technologies and innovative processes for the management, operation and treatment of all types of water resources, whether surface water, underground water, brackish water, seawater or effluents. Mekorot is active in the global market through its subsidiary company - Mekorot Development and Enterprise. Mekorot's revenue is about 1 billion USD in a year with 250 million USD invested in development of water infrastructure. The company is rated AAA with 2,200 employees.
In Europe and the Middle East, Mekorot was among the first to investigate and implement large-scale wastewater reuse systems like Soil Aquifer Treatment after conventional secondary treatment in Israel which has the world’s highest water reclamation rate to date. Mekorot supplies 80% of the water in Israel (about 1.5 billion m3/year) to approximately 5,000 intermediary water providers including municipalities, regional associations, agricultural settlements and industrial consumers. In addition, the company treats 40% of Israel's wastewater in eight water purification plants and with its nine wastewater reclamation plants it enables a 70% reuse of treated effluents for agriculture purposes.
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The AquaNES Project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 689450
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