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Who else is active in this field and what concerns them?

The Yarqon channel passes through the territory controlled by 7 local authorities, 2 regional planning committees, a national park and additional important interested parties.  All influence what is happening in the river and adapt the activities to the Yarqon’s needs.
The various entities working in the Yarqon River’s area are listed as follows:
  
Yarqon River Authority is involved in all issues concerning the Yarqon.
The local authorities: Petah Tikva, Hod HaSharon, Ramat HaSharon, Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv-Yafo, and the South Sharon regional council.
Government ministries: Environmental Protection, Agriculture and Rural Development, Energy and Water Resources, Health, Interior and Transportation.
Regional planning committees: Tel Aviv, Central.
Israel Nature and Parks Authority: Yarqon national park covers an area that extends from the Antipatris fort to the Geha highway, which marks the western border of the central region.
 
Yarqon Drainage Authority attends to drainage matters in the catchment basin within the Green Line (the borders of Israel pre-1967).
Israel National Roads Company (formerly the department of public works – MA’ATZ), Israel Railways, Netivei Ayalon (Ayalon Highway), and the Cross-Israel Highway (Route 6) are involved in road construction, building bridges, both planning and implementation, all of which must coordinate their work due to their mutual implications. 
EAPC – Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co. Ltd:  Various fuel pipelines pass along the Yarqon River and also cross it from one side to the other, thus requiring coordination by both sides.
 
Dan Regional Association for Environmental Infrastructure (“IGUDAN“) – Sewage pipelines pass along the Yarqon River and also cross it using siphon installations.  
Israel Electric Corporation: Many electricity infrastructures pass along the Yarqon River and adjoin it, a factor which mars the merits of the open spaces.
Mekorot Water Company: Controls the drinking water, operates as instructed by the Water Commissioner.