The plan, with a total cost of 108 million shekels (about 31 million US dollars), includes 22 stream restoration projects, installation of drainage facilities and runoff management, according to the statement.
The plan will combine stream restoration with actions to reduce mounting flood damage amid the climate crisis, he added.
This includes the ecological restoration of streams, the removal of hazards and the prevention of their recurrence, and the development of trails and recreation centers, combined with educational and community programs.
“The new plan will lead to the restoration of streams and flood prevention through nature-based solutions and the preservation of natural systems,” Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg said.
“The plan creates a comprehensive and uniform response to the drainage and stream authorities and promotes the climate resilience of the entire Israeli society for the critical years ahead,” Agriculture Minister Oded Forer added. ■