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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Can a Desert Nation Solve the World's Water Shortage?

Many nations around the world are facing water shortages. But one tiny nation in a desert in the Middle East has become a water superpower.

The water superpower of the Middle East is Israel. Israel:

  • Reuses wastewater,
  • Has built desalination plants along its coast, and 
  • Uses drip instead of flood irrigation.

Israel has also developed drought-resistant crops.

Water has been important to Israel since ancient times.

Water usage in Israel is very efficient. Market rates are charged for water. There are no subsidies. Nothing is wasted.

The water-producing and water-saving technologies developed by Israel could also be used elsewhere in the Middle East.

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