Shivta National Park — Renewing the Reservoirs

 

 

Agricultural Innovations… 2000 Years in the Making.

Built and ruled by the Byzantines, Shivta National Park is one of the most celebrated heritage sites in Israel’s Negev desert. The ancient city, dating back 2000 years, features a sophisticated water management system more advanced than anything of its time. 

Because of Shivta’s complex network of dams, canals and reservoirs that reveal an innovative and groundbreaking rainwater collection system, the town was considered a jewel in the middle of the desert. But due to decades of neglect, Shivta National Park was unmaintained, underfunded and left to fall into disrepair.

Our ongoing restoration project includes:

  • Restoring the shallow irrigation pool, giving visitors access to a gorgeous and calming recreation space. 
  • Reviving the deep dry pool, where visitors can learn the techniques used by the Byzantines to maintain life in the arid desert. 
  • Create an exciting tourist attraction for nature and heritage lovers alike.
  • Boosting the local economy by pulling in both domestic and international tourism.

With your help, we can restore this ancient gem to its former glory — for all generations to enjoy.

Take part in protecting Israel’s historical gems by becoming a member of the INHFA.

IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION!

We invite you to join us by becoming members of INHFA! Your membership is more than a donation; we want you to become an active partner of our team and together, we will create a profound change at a national level on both environmental issues and the preservation of our heritage.

Any donation is appreciated, and you will become a member of the INHFA by making a donation of over $360.

Take an active part and leave your mark on the Israeli landscape!

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  • NFI Heritage book – family recognition on the INPA’s website
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  • Behind the scenes tour with INPA’s professionals
  • NFI Heritage book – family recognition on the INPA’s website
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  • Newsletter
  • Access to exclusive content
  • One year FREE ADMISSION to all 70 sites of the Israel Nature & Parks Authority (INPA)
  • Behind the scenes tour with INPA’s professionals
  • NFI Heritage book – family recognition on the INPA’s website

Thank you for contributing to the natural wonders and historic treasures of Israel!