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This Is How Israel Became A World Leader In Water Conservation – Israel

Israel has been facing water’s shortage for quite some time now. The country has had a nationwide campaign stressing upon the importance of saving water.

However, by making use of a combination of conservation, reuse, and desalination; the country now has more water than it needs. According to experts, this could expedite the political progress for the country in the Middle East.

Keep in mind that the Middle East is one of the most water-stressed areas of the world.

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How Israel swims against tide of worldwide water crisis – Israel

Israel has solved its water crisis! That’s a typical headline about Israel’s world-leading smart water management and advanced water technology.

As I sipped freshly desalinated Mediterranean water at the world’s largest seawater desalination plant, the brilliance of Israel’s many-pronged approach was as clear as the H2O in my paper cup.

But if residents, farmers and tourists in the Holy Land never worry about the tap running dry, that’s only because Israel invests huge amounts of money and brainpower to stay one step ahead of a worsening worldwide water crisis.

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Welcome Rains Arrive In Israel as Threat of Sixth Year of Drought Looms – Israel

A massive storm front that arrived in Israel on Thursday brought with it heavy downpours spread from the north to the south, helping to abate a six-year drought that has severely depleted the Kinneret.

The storm system was accompanied by a significant drop in temperatures and risk of flooding in the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea region and the Jordan Valley. Authorities warned travelers to beware of flash floods in those areas, and issued an advisory to avoid driving on flooded roads, to adjust driving speeds and to maintain safe traveling distances.

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Welcome rains arrive in Israel as threat of sixth year of drought looms – Israel

A massive storm front arrived in Israel on Thursday, as heavy downpours spread from the north to the southern coastal plan, helping to abate a six-year drought that has severely depleted the Kinneret.

The storm system was accompanied by a significant drop in temperatures and risk of flooding in the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea region and the Jordan Valley.

Authorities are warning travelers to beware of flash floods in those areas, and are issuing an advisory to avoid driving on flooded roads, to adjust driving speeds and to maintain safe trailing distance on the road.

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Israeli tech can assuage India’s worst water crisis – India

NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank arm of Government of India, published a report titled, “Composite Water Management Index” on the current state of water usage patterns and availability in India.

The executive summary of the report starts by stating, “India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat”.

Despite the geographical heterogeneity across India, water scarcity is a recurring issue. The report notes that about 600 million Indians are living in extreme water stress and about 200,000 people are dying every year due to the lack of access to clean water.

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Troubled waters for holy site – the Sea of Galilee recedes to its lowest level in a century – Israel

In a country where water is key to security and survival, Israeli authorities are rallying to save the shrinking Sea of Galilee that has reached its lowest level in a century

CHRISTIAN pilgrims flock to the shores of the holy Sea of Galilee to visit the sites where Jesus performed healing miracles and walked on water.

Yet when they reach the rocky shoreline they find the famous waters are receding after five years of drought that some Israelis fear heralds a wider water crisis connected with climate change.

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Israel sees desalination as Sea of Galilee’s savior – Israel

Long periods of drought and over-pumping have brought the lake low. A reedy island has materialized at its southern edge, and will soon be a peninsula.

Holiday-makers and fishermen teeter over expanding boggy beaches to reach the waterline.

The depletion imperils Israel’s biggest reservoir, starving the River Jordan and Dead Sea.

It also diminishes a landmark that rivals Jerusalem as a major draw for Christian pilgrims.

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Comptroller Blames Desalination Shortfall on Bad Management – Tel Aviv- Israel

After four consecutive years of drought, Israel depends heavily on its desalination program for water, but the state comptroller said on Monday that the state’s water management is to blame for a shortfall in the supply of desalinated water.

“The Water Authority is charged with the responsibility for the country’s most important natural resource but has for years managed the water in a way that is not suitable for the scale of responsibility that it entails,” State Comptroller Yosef Shapira charged in his annual report published on Monday.

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Israel issues tender for Sorek 2 mega-size desalination plant – Sorek – Israel

The new desalination plant will take total capacity in Israel to 785 million m3/year

The tender reportedly details a project to design, build, and finance a 200 million m3/year facility, and to operate it for 25 years.

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Israel received bids to build world’s biggest desalination plant – Soreq – Israel

Israel on Sunday said it had received bids from seven groups to build the world’s largest desalination plant, which will be able to produce about 200 million cubic meters of water a year.

The tender, still in its early stages, is for a new desalination plant in the area of Soreq in central Israel, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. There is another desalination facility that already operates at the site.

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