Drainage Authority Conference

The Master Plan for Shikma Besor Streams Conference will be held on December 9, 2021, 9:00-14:30, in the Minkoff Auditorium at the SCE Sami Shamoon College of Engineering in Be’er Sheva.

The conference, in cooperation with SCE, the Ministry of Agriculture, Afik and Agma, will focus on the master plan to drain the Shikma Besor streams, including lectures on streams and the environment.


Conference program:

9:00 Gathering and Registration
9:30-10:00 Greetings:  

Pini Badash, Chairperson of the Drainage Authority and Head of Omer Local Council
Prof. Jehuda Haddad, Rector, SCE
Eran Ettinger, Deputy Director of Environmental Resources, Ministry of Agriculture
10:00-11:10 First Session
10:00-10:30 Dr. Nimrod Halamish, presentation of the master plan, Afik Engineering, head of master plan team
10:30-11:00 Dr. Nehamia Shahaf, Optimal Basin Management, Drainage Authority

11:00-11:10 Architect Zvika Pasternak, Landscape Planning in the Bedouin Sector, movie screening
11:10-11:30 - Coffee Break
11:30-14:00 - Second Session

Session Chairperson, engineer Amir Sessler - former VP and engineer at the Drainage Authority
11:30-12:00 - Matania Zack, Landscape Urbanism in Be’er Sheva, the Kovshim Stream as a Generator[א1] , Zack-

Reicher Architecture and Landscape Architecture
12:00-12:30 - Ofer Shaulker, Action Begins with Drainage Forethought, Drainage Authority
12:30-13:00 - Gidi Lerman, Stream Space and Desert Environment Planning, Lerman Ben - Shoshan
13:00-13:30 - Dr. Zhenya Gutman, On Streams and People, Ministry of Agriculture
13:30-14:00 - Dr. Udi Colombus, Nature Preservation in Desert Streams, Israel Nature and Parks Authority
14:00-14:30 - Light lunch

*Entry subject to green pass