How Israel used innovation to beat its water crisis

How Israel used innovation to beat its water crisis

What can the world learn from Israel’s experience?

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Israel was a desert (with some people but dry weather), and water resources are scarce, but today it produces 20% more water than it needs.

How did Israel, a country that is more than half desert, frequently hit with drought, and historically cursed by chronic water shortages, become a nation that now produces 20 percent more water than it needs?

Water demand from Israel’s rapidly growing population outpaced the supply and natural replenishment of potable water so much that by 2015, the gap between demand and available natural water supplies reached 1 billion cubic meters (BCM).

Recovering from such a scenario seems highly unlikely, yet Israel managed it by pioneering an unprecedented wealth of technological innovation and infrastructure to prevent the country from drying up.

…. to be continued