Israel’s Water Worries Return After 4 Years of Drought
|10/23/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
It was a source of national pride — technology and discipline besting a crippling lack of water.
But four years of drought have overtaxed Israel’s unmatched array of desalination and wastewater treatment plants, choking its most fertile regions and catching the government off-guard.
“No one imagined we would face a sequence of arid years like this, because it never happened before,” said Uri Schor, spokesman for Israel’s Water Authority.
The Sea of Galilee, technically a lake near the border with Syria, is forecast to hit its lowest level ever before winter rains come, despite the fact that pumping there was massively reduced. Underground read more >>>