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World Water Week in Stockholm

By Naty Barak- Netafim Chief Sustainability Officer I have just returned from the World Water Week in Stockholm. Following last year’s excitement when Netafim was awarded the Stockholm Industry Water Award and I personally met the King and Queen of Sweden, I expected this year’s meeting to be an anti-climax and disappointing. Well, in a way it was – the royal couple did not greet me this time. However, as far as Netafim and drip irrigation is concerned, this year’s … Full article click here >>

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Grey, Black, Desalinated, Brackish, Canal, River, Well – It’s all water to me!!

By Sebastian Schifris – Corporate Water Quality Manager Israel purifies and reuses almost 75% of its waste water each year for agriculture and vastly outranks even the second most efficient recycled water user – Spain – which only recycles 12% of its waste water for agriculture. As such, we at Netafim have accepted the role of ‘responsible adult’ in an effort to share our expertise with a world thirsty for knowledge and guidance. In my position as Chemical Engineer with … Full article click here >>

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Looking back at 2013

2013 has been a very special year for Netafim. We have advanced in our effort to increase awareness to drip irrigation among stakeholders, decision and policy makers and NGOs. This year more people who are concerned with sustainability, food security, agriculture and water stewardship learned about the advantages of drip irrigation. Looking back 2013 we have had several achievements and exciting events that have made an impact on a global perspective. I feel that our hard work, emphasizing the benefits … Full article click here >>

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Global Compact CEO Water Mandate in Mumbai, India

From March 5-7, I attended the Conference on Corporate Water Stewardship of the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate conference in Mumbai, India. The sessions in this multi-stakeholder conference focused on a wide range of water-related challenges facing India and the world in general, as well as the spectrum of actions that companies are taking in India and elsewhere to mitigate water risk and support more sustainable water management. Randhir Chauhan Presents Netafim India’s Success Stories in Drip Irrigation Achieving … Full article click here >>

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Our first comprehensive sustainability report offers extensive transparency into our global sustainability activities

As Netafim’s Chief Sustainability Officer I am constantly involved in our extensive global sustainability activities. Last week we have published our first comprehensive sustainability report. This was a great opportunity to stop and look back at what we have achieved so far, and I must say that my heart is filled with pride as well as encouragement and hope for the future. About the report The report, which is written in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines at … Full article click here >>

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Water Action Hub

In my last blog post I have briefly mentioned the announcement that was made during Water Week 2012 regarding the Water Action Hub. I think this is a very important initiative, so I decided to dedicate this post to provide more information about this topic. What is Water Action Hub? The Water Action Hub was developed by the CEO Water Mandate in partnership with the International Business Leaders Forum; Deloitte; GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic … Full article click here >>

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Water and Food Security at World Water Week 2012 in Stockholm

I just came back from the World Water Week 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. In this event members of the private and public sectors gathered to learn about the world’s water problems and discuss solutions that will help improve the water situation around the world. This year’s theme was “Water and Food Security”. 90% of the world’s water is in the hands of the private sector 70% of the world’s available water is used for agriculture, 20% for industrial purposes, and … Full article click here >>

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Rio+20 Participants Renew Their Commitment to a Promising Future

Igal Aisenberg, the CEO at Netafim, and I recently returned from the amazing Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs organized this conference as a follow-up to the historic UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) that took place 20 years ago. Rio+20 is considered a top-level high-profile conference. Thousands of world leaders, heads of state, government representatives, NGOs, and participants from the private sector and … Full article click here >>

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Preaching what I practice

For years I have been telling stories about how Netafim was founded and how we have been practicing sustainability even before the environment was a global concern. I was recently invited to read a friend’s blog and realized that a blog could be a perfect vehicle to fulfill my role as Head of Sustainable Development and tell my stories about our interesting history.  It is a fulfillment of Netafim’s mission to share its knowledge of sophisticated irrigation technologies for sustainable … Full article click here >>

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It’s not our commitment, it’s our business

After more than 30 years at Netafim, I can say that becoming Head of Sustainable Development is certainly the most challenging and rewarding position I’ve ever had. The reason is mainly because it is the realization of our essence. Sustainability is not merely a corporate business commitment, it is our business. As Head of Sustainable Development I help bring all the knowledge and experience that we have accumulated for over four decades in order to help solve water scarcity and … Full article click here >>

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