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Business briefs 11.26.10

Sharon Megdal at the City of David’s Hezekiah water tunnels in Jerusalem.

SHARON MEGDAL, director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, attended the third biannual Drylands, Deserts, & Desertification Conference earlier this month at the Sede Boqer Campus of the Ben-Gurion University, where she gave three lectures. A plenary lecture covered “Restoration Success Stories from Arizona.” At a workshop focused on the Dead Sea and saline lake restoration, she spoke about “The Case of the Imperial Irrigation District Water Transfer and the Salton Sea.” And in a session on water policy and management, she presented her research on “Quantifying and Funding Water for the Environment: How Researchers Assist Practitioners.” She also visited Jerusalem, where she toured the City of David’s Hezekiah Water Tunnels, and met with officials at the Israeli Water Authority in Tel Aviv.