Israel's Water Challenge

Dec 25, 2013 | 13:53 GMT

Israel's Water Challenge
Filters at the Ashkelon seawater reverse osmosis plant south of Tel Aviv in 2008.



Israel's successful efforts to increase water security will lessen one of the country's geographical constraints. But new sources of water are more energy intensive, and this could increase Israel's short-term dependence on energy imports unless domestic energy sources are successfully developed.

While meeting demand for water may prove difficult, conservation and increased desalination have improved Israel's water security....

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