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Israel Desalination Shows California Not to Fear Drought

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Israel Desalination Shows California Not to Fear Drought – Alisa Odenheimer and James Nash
(Daily Alert)

Six decades of providing water in a country that’s 60% desert have made Israel a technological leader in the field. Desalination of sea water, reuse of treated sewage for agriculture, software creating an early-warning system for leaks, computerized drip irrigation and careful accounting of every drop have become the norm in Israel, the world’s 40th biggest economy.

    North of San Diego, Israel’s IDE Technologies Ltd. is helping to build the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. The facility, when finished in 2016, will provide 50 million gallons of potable water a day. In Israel, desalination now provides one-quarter of the country’s water supply. (Bloomberg)

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