Professional Tours

WATEC Israel 2015 Takes you Right to the Heart of the Israeli Water Industry

WATEC Israel 2015 Professional Tours offers the unique opportunity to see for yourself, first-hand and up-close all that the Israeli water industry has to offer, and at the same time visit historic and touristic sites.

The Registration fee for participation in the tours is $80 per tour and will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. Ensure that you register soonest as the number of places for each tour is limited!

For more details and registration, please contact Ms. Chantal Gelderbloem at

On-site registration to Professional Tours  taking place on Thursday October 15 will be possible during the WATEC Israel 2015 event on October 13, 14 until 12:00. (Depending on availability).

* Please note that tours with less than 10 registered participants will be cancelled. In this case, we may refer you to another tour with available space, otherwise a full refund will be issued.

​We are happy to offer the following tours:

Monday, October 12, 2015 (Price - 80$)
Tour 1 # Wastewater Management & Sea Water Desalination
08:00Departure from the Carlton Hotel (10 Eliezer Peri,Tel Aviv)  – Meeting Point near the entrance of the hotel
09:00 Sorek Desalination Center: 

IDE’s seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Sorek has been hailed among the top 10 breakthrough technologies in 2015 by MIT Technology Review. As the world’s largest modern SWRO desalination plant, Sorek produces up to 627,000 cubic meters of potable water per day, providing approximately 20 percent of the water consumed by the country.

13:00Igudan Visitor Center: Igudan (the Dan Region Association of Towns for Sewage and Environmental Issues) and its Shafdan Wastewater Treatment Plant, the country’s largest wastewater treatment facility, treats and reclaims water for 2 million people (about 130 million cubic meters of wastewater annually) in Tel Aviv and 22 cities and towns throughout central Israel.
15:30Professional Guided Tour of the port city of Jaffa
18:30 Return to Tel Aviv
Thursday, October 15, 2015 (Price - 80$)
Tour 2 # Hagihon Company: Jerusalem Area's Water and Wastewater Utility
07:45 Departure from TLV Convention Center – Meeting Point near the south entrance on Rokach Boulevard, next to the pedestrian bridge

Sorek WWTP: Wastewater treatment plant in the Sorek Valley that utilises the activated sludge method. The treatment plant purifies, on average, approximately 80,000 cubic meters of sewage a day. 

Hagihon Main Water Operations Center: Largest covered reservoir in Israel (130,000 m3), Emergency Contingency Systems, Innovative Water Technologies and more.

13:30 Lunch   
14:45Touristic Tour: Ramat Rachel, observation of the new & old city, Tour to the picturesque village of Ein Karem
19:00  Return to Tel Aviv

Thursday, October 15, 2015 (Price - 80$)

Tour 3 # Sea Water Desalination & Mekorot National Water Carrier


Departure from TLV Convention Center – Meeting Point near the south entrance on Rokach Boulevard, next to the pedestrian bridge


Hadera Desalination Plant:

An innovative plant that provides clean, potable water for over 1 million people in Israel. With an extremely narrow footprint, Hadera has one of the lowest-ever costs for high-quality desalinated water in BOT projects worldwide.




"Eshkol" Visitors Center: 

Mekorot's (Israel's National Water Company) Eshkol visitor center. Here the water that has been pumped from the Sea of Galilee is treated to improve the quality before it is pumped into a closed pipeline across the country by means of the National Carrier. During the tour you will be given a presentation about Mekorot, the water resources in Israel, the National Carrier and more. Afterwards, we'll continue for a visit of the sit's control room and filtration plant.  


Tour the City of Nazareth


Return to Tel Aviv