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Israeli Ayala Water & Ecology will help clean River Ganges
17/03/2015
Ayala has developed a Natural Biological System that purifies water by using a variety of plants to filter hydrocarbons, pathogens, grey water, agricultural sewage and various kinds of oil

Ayala Water & Ecology, located in the north of Israel, was recently invited by the India’s Ministry of Environment & Forests to introduce its design concept for the treatment and purification of the Ganges. Ayala representatives met with professional staff of the Minister of Water Resources Ms. Uma Bharti. Following approval of the company's technology, it was selected to carry out two projects along the river, one in Delhi and other in Rishikesh.

Ayala uses phyto-technology to address water pollution and contaminated run-off. The Ayala team developed a Natural Biological System (NBS) that purifies water by using a variety of plants to filter hydrocarbons, pathogens, grey water, agricultural sewage and oils out of almost any ecosystem.

Eli Cohen, founder and director of Ayala, said that the method has been implemented in India in Bangalore and Hyderabad. The goal of the method is to treat raw sewage - municipal and industrial - that is flowing from urban and industrial places and to prevent their discharge to the rivers, lakes and natural water reservoirs. All solutions are made as part of the open landscape. Its advantage over more traditional methods is the use of vegetation, which does not use chemicals and energy and requires no maintenance.

Ayala Corporation is working with a local subsidiary in India and as part of the preparations it has signed a cooperation agreement with FICCI – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and GIWA – Global International Water Assessment - a non-profit organization formed under the auspices of the United Nations that includes the Global WASH organization that operates under the auspices of UNESCO in order to solve pressing environmental problems.

 

Source: The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, Ynet (Hebrew)

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