Crimea ought to apply the Israeli experience to address issues with water supply And agriculture, says a Professor at Stanford University from USA, Nobel prize winner biochemist Roger Kornberg.
"I wish to draw your interest on the fact that Crimea And Israel have much in common. Before Crimea there are similar problems. Today in Israel, all water for the needs of the country with a population of 8 million people prisnyatsya. I believe it would be wise to invest investments in the Crimea in this direction", - the said of Kronberg at the meeting of the Advisory scientific Council of Fund "SKOLKOVO" in Sevastopol, RIA " Novosti ".
Advisory scientific Council of Fund "SKOLKOVO" took place yesterday in the Sevastopol state University. The participants were renowned scientists and among them Nobel laureates, Vice-President of RAS Zhores Alferov And Professor of Stanford University Roger Kornberg honorary Director of the Kurchatov Institute academician Evgeny Velikhov. Kornberg also said that in Israel, all industries agriculture designed according to local climate." in Israel we use effective ways of supplying water, quite traditional, but at the same time economical. And I think it will be great if all of these approaches will be used in the Crimea", - the said Kornberg, who recalled that in Israel most of the residents – Russian-speaking And educated in Russia. Kornberg was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in 2006 for research of a method of copying (transcription) cells hereditary information. Ukraine provided to 85% of needs of the Crimea in fresh water coming from the Dnieper through the North Crimean canal, this water was used for irrigation of farmland. After the reunification of the Crimea with Russia water flow through the channel in the Republic was completely stopped. The biggest problems were experienced in the Eastern part of the Peninsula. Not all the problem of water supply of the Eastern Crimea turned out to be resolved After transferring water from the Crimean river Biyuk-Karasu in North Crimean canal, as well as drilling new wells. In July of last year the head of the Republic Sergey Aksenov said that this year the Crimea has a chance to get up to 10 billion roubles of Federal funds, which will, among other things, on the development of water supply systems. In early summer Aksenov told about the project to collect rainwater, which will help to Fund the accumulation of fresh water on the Peninsula.