More than 400 people from 28 countries participated in a unique online event organized by Israeli innovation and project management company Maof, together with the Pontifical organization Scholas Occurrentes and universities from Latin America.
Israeli businessman and entrepreneur Ygdal Ach was vacationing with his family in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, when he came across a disturbing sight – huge amounts of smelly brown seaweed scattered all over the shoreline, marring what otherwise would be a perfect beach experience.
“When we got there, we were all waiting to see the amazing beaches and the clear waters,” he said. “When we woke up the following morning, we suddenly saw that the beach is full of brown seaweed that smells bad, and my youngest daughter wasn’t willing to get in the water. We were all very disappointed with the situation, and I tried to understand what was going on there.”
A family vacation ruined by seaweed results in an international project to create electricity from brown algae.
Israeli businessman and entrepreneur Ygdal Ach was vacationing with his family in the town of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic when he came across a disturbing sight – huge amounts of smelly brown seaweed scattered all over the shoreline, marring what otherwise would be a perfect beach experience.
A type of algae, Sargassum leads to heartbreak for the many tourists who expect to enjoy white beaches and a clear ocean but instead endure the reek and filth of the decomposing seaweed.
The famous beaches of the Caribbean nations, badly struck in recent years due to the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, which stretches each summer from the Gulf of Mexico to the West Coast of Africa, will enjoy massive improvement thanks to an Israeli innovation.
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UNAPEC, Y.A. Maof Holdings & Management and international advisers will present a solution proposal to the water problem in the DR
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.- The APEC University (UNAPEC), Y.A. Maof Holdings & Management, (Israeli company), the secretary of the water sector of TheIsraelExport & International CooperationInstitute and international advisers will present a project that seeks a solution to the diversity of problems in the supply and consumption of water throughout the country.
APEC University, together with the Israeli company Y.A. Maof Holdings & Management Ltd. with more than 20 years of experience in the development of environmental services projects are working on a unique international project to provide a comprehensive solution to the problem of landfills in the Dominican Republic.
the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, first detected by Nasa observation satellites in 2011 and now known to be the world’s largest bloom of seaweed, stretches for 5,500 miles (8,850km) from the Gulf of Mexico to the western coast of Africa.
A cloudless sky greeted Shannon Waddell and friends in Miami Beach for their weekend getaway from Atlanta, and the day might have qualified as postcard perfect if not for the rotting blanket of sea grass blocking their barefoot path to the ocean.
Several countries from the Caribbean and Latin America have agreed to establish a plan of action to address the influx of sargassum seaweed after a meeting of experts in Cancun, Mexico.
The agreement highlights the need for cross-border information sharing on sargassum monitoring science, education and entrepreneurship.
As awareness of the climate and biodiversity crises grows, international, environmentally conscious visitors are increasingly valuing countries that invest in keeping their beaches clean and require their hotels to be less wasteful.