A report from the Water Authority states that other sites are in danger of closure due to spreading pollution.
salt water desalination
Desalination has eased the water shortage, but continued drought, over-pumping and the needs of a growing population are playing havoc with the country’s ecology.
Fish and marine mammals are already moving north as sea temperature rises: 'We were astounded by the scale of ocean warming effects on entire ecosystems,' scientists write.
Plan that would have built desalination and water-purification plants suffered major delays due to planning errors and funding problems; state lays blame at local authorities' doorstep.
The Project is estimated to cost $400 million.
Production capacity of all of Israel’s desalination plants will soon reach 600 million cubic meters of water – nearly 70 percent of the country's domestic water consumption.
A major national effort, focused on the desalination of Mediterranean seawater and the recycling of waste water, solved Israel's chronic water shortage, says the New York Times.
Water could be the main factor in even bloodier conflicts than those we have become accustomed to. But it doesn’t have to be that way: Water could also be a source of security, prosperity and peace.
IDE Technologies could fetch up to $1 billion as well as give the company access to Arab markets.
Through desalination, Israel has created the possibility of transforming the region in ways that were unthinkable just a few years ago.