Because more than half of Israel is desert, the lack of clean water is a life-or-death issue. This video examines several of the ways that Israel conserves water, including desalination, drip irrigation and recycling.
The heavens over Israel opened up this week bringing much needed rain to the drought-stricken region. Beginning on Tuesday and continuing steadily for two days, the heavy rains were accompanied by falling temperatures.
Rising global temperatures, combined with record low rainfalls in Israel has pushed the country into its sixth year of drought. Despite Israel’s desalination plants, the Water Authority says the country needs to start conserving water immediately.
For years, Israel’s drinking water strategy has been lauded as being the envy of the world; but has the drive to desalination simply overlooked a better solution and simultaneously created problems for future generations?