Bracing for Drought, Israel Asks Desalination Plants to Crank Up Production to the Max

Dysfunctioning desalination facility in Ashdod and lack of winter rains force state to tap companies for extra water

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Israel famously claims to have detached itself from nature, meaning it uses a significant amount of desalinated water rather than relying on rain- and groundwater. But it hasn’t really divorced the skies. Now,...