Days 2 & 3: Two researchers invited to speak on the water issue in Israel at the French Institute of Tel Aviv

Second part of the French-Israeli Forum on Water, organized by the Office for Scientific and Academic Cooperation of the French Embassy in Israel: two conferences on the topic of water in Israel were given this week at the French Institute of Israel.

On Monday, April 22, 2013, Dr Vincent Lemire, historian and researcher at the “Centre de recherche français à Jérusalem” (CRFJ), was invited to give a conference on how the authorities managed drinking water resources in Jerusalem area through the 20th century. The public showed great interest in this historical inquiry and asked many questions, some of them very challenging, to the speaker.

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On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Dr Sébastien Boussois, political scientist and specialist of the Middle East, presented his book Sauver la Mer Morte (“At the rescue of the Dead Sea“) and exposed the political, technological, economic and environmental issues raised by the project of digging a canal between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. His presentation was preceded by the screening of the short documentary movie Le Dessous des Cartes, and was followed by a lively debate with the public.

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Many thanks to both of them and to the public for these successful events!