Presentation from Israel - Mr
General presentation of the
It is divided in 4 departments which are
The hydrological service functions are
the department of hydrometry,
the department responsible for the collection
the department of hydrology of surface waters,
the department of hydrology of groundwaters.
The department of hydrometry is the largest
one. It works in 4 main areas (South, Center, Haifa and the North and the
the collection of data from stations located
in the streams and in ground drills.
the analyse and publication of these data.
to inform the direction on all water matters.
The measurements are performed during
the rainy season in winter. In the Tiberias area measurements are possible
all over the year on two rivers. In all the country both the water quality
and the water level are monitored.
A technical group is in charge of the
installation and the maintainance of the stations (measuring devices).
The information department is responsible
for collection, analysis and storage of data in a special data bank.
The department of hydrology also conducts
studies as a consultant for water policy.
In Israel there is a company which provides
water for agricultural, industrial and private uses. Nowaday its main objective
is to increase this amount of purified water for agricultural uses. In
the future Israel plans to desalt the sea water.
In the near future they will have to increase
their amount of purified water because they register a serious lack of
other water resources.
In Israel, 50 people are working in the
hydrometeorological service and 25 in the hydrometric department. The hydrological
services are supported by public fundings.
There is no automatic station In Israel,
but 10 stations are equipped with Neyrpic system recorders and 40 stations
with water level recorders.
Recently a telemetrical project has been
planned but until now funds are missing.
The transmission of data is made in real
time with radio links.