Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

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As California and other western areas of the United States grapple with an extreme drought, a revolution has taken place in Israel over the last six  years.

A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs, even during severe droughts. More than 50 percent of the water for Israeli households, agriculture and industry is now artificially produced.

(READ the full story in the NY Times) Photo by Chalky Lives, CC license

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