Managing water and increasing water available in the desert in a sustainable way

"'The desert is beautiful,' said the little prince...I have always loved the desert. One sits on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams. What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well..."'

- The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupery


  • harvests Negev floodwaters and reuses them for irrigation.
  • develops sewage treatment plants and builds reservoirs to store treated wastewater—an inexpensive water source for farming.
  • develops constructed wetlands which, in addition to purifying water, serve as parks and recreation areas.
  • creates lakes in desert parks, attracting flora, fauna and tourists.
  • develops drainage systems to prevent flooding.

KKL-JNF has developed close to 90 water management projects in the Negev!