Organization Website

Principal Investigator

Sivan Bleich

Postal Address

Tel-Aviv, Israel



Short bio

Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company is a public utility founded in 1937. 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 engineering services. Mekorot supplies 70% of the water in Israel (about 1.4 billion cubic meter /year). In addition, the company treats 40% of Israel’s wastewater and supplies the treated wastewater for agriculture consumption. Mekorot’s revenue is about 1 billion USD in a year with 300 Million USD invested in development of the water infrastructure. The company is rated AAA with 2,200 employees. Through continual research, experimentation and field innovation, Mekorot provides a steady flow of high quality water 24/7 for all the uses in all the country, with a rapidly growing population, despite the region’s limited freshwater resources and arid climate. Mekorot treats 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.

Connection with FIT4REUSE

Mekorot will lead WP4 Water desalination. In addition, Mekorot will also participate in WP5 Integration and modelling of treatment solutions and WP6 Use of non-conventional water resources.