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by Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” F. Piñol
Chairman, MinDA

A 2-hour five weeks short course on Water Management and Conservation for Mindanao Governors and Mayors will be conducted by the Mashav Agricultural Training Center of Israel starting 6 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 17.

The on-line lectures will be conducted for 2-hours on Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Aug. 31, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12 with Israeli experts on Water Management and Conservation.

The webinar on Water Conservation and Management: The Israeli Model is a joint project of the Mashav of Israel, the Israeli Embassy in the Philippines and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).

It was requested by MinDA as part of its advocacy to increase awareness of local leaders of Mindanao on the importance of water conservation and management for sustainable agriculture and economic growth.

Here are the experts who will deliver the lectures on specific subjects:

- 17 Aug, 6:15pm

Dr. Amir Givati, Chief Scientific Officer, Asgard Systems

Topic: The Climate Crisis in the World, in South-East Asia and in the Philippines

- 17 Aug, 7pm

Adv. Omer Vardi, Commissioner of Water and Sewage Corporations Unit, Israel Water Authority

Topic: The Water Sector in Israel and Urban Water Management

- 24 Aug, 6pm

Mr. Uri Shor, Head of Education, Campaigns and Information Dept., Israel Water Authority

Topic: Water Conservation: From Awareness to Action - The Israeli Experience

- 24 Aug, 7pm

Dr. Lior Asaf, MASHAV Water Expert

Topic: Sustainable Water Management for Agriculture

- 31 Aug, 6pm

Mr. Roy Peleg, Agricultural Consultant and Irrigation Expert

Topic: Modern Irrigation Technologies

- 14 Sept, 6pm

Adv. Omer Vardi, Commissioner of Water and Sewage CorporationsUnit, Israel Water Authority

Topic: Legislation and Policy for Managing the Water Sector in Israel

- 14 Sept, 6:45pm

Topic: Showcase of Israeli Water Technologies/Water Engineering Companies - with the Israel Export Institute

- 12 Oct, 7:45pm

Mr. Hezi Bilik, Expert on Water Management and Conservation, Water Technoplogies and Innovation

Topic: Urban Water Supply - Master Plan, Water Loss Reduction & Implementation of New Technologies

Participants who will complete the five sessions will receive Certificates of Completion of the Course from the Mashav of Israel.

While this program is intended for Mindanao Governors and Mayors only, special accommodation could be given to Governors and Mayors outside of Mindanao whose areas face serious water management and conservation issues.

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