Barak Horvitz is currently the CEO of the Ma’agan Desalination Plant at Ma’agan Michael in Israel. The facility has been in operation since 2004, desalinates 17Mm3 of water annually, and is the largest brackish water desalination plant in Israel. The feed water for the plant, drawn from 26 wells, is water with high scaling potential. About a year ago a new process of brine squeezing was implemented to improve the plant recovery. Barak has more than a decade of experience in the desalination field, having also worked as a Project Facilitator, where he gained experience with complex processes including mechanical filtration, ultra-filtration, ion exchange, and biological treatment of brine prior to its discharge to the sea.
Barak holds a Practical Engineering Diploma in Industry and Management from the Ruppin Academic Center in Israel, and a B.A. in Business Administration from Derby University.