Water Authority chief Giora Shaham says Israel suffering longest drought in a century and that water consumption will have to be limited if another dry year follows
salt water desalination
Passage of equipment to construct desalination plant and water reservoirs okayed by Defense Ministry
More efficient use of water at home and in municipal gardens, along with increased desalination efforts are among means mooted to address huge rise in consumption
The color is due to use of desalinated water, says the Water Authority, and is not dangerous
The use of desalinated water for irrigation around the country has increased from 32 to 80 percent, says Israel's Water Authority
The plants will be completed in less than 18 months, said the Saudi environment minister
Gazans are forced to buy water at six times the standard rate from private enterprises
Dysfunctioning desalination facility in Ashdod and lack of winter rains force state to tap companies for extra water
Experts who worked for both Republican and Democratic administration on the issue in the past say agreement shows both sides are willing to demonstrate their good intentions to Trump
However, Greenblatt declined to discuss if any progress has been made in getting the two sides back to negotiations, which collapsed in 2014
Ashdod plant plagued by delays and technical problems, leaving state-owned company’s subsidiary unable to repay debt
A slew of water treatment plants has greatly reduced Israel's dependence on rainwater. But desalination may also be adversely affecting the environment and people's health.
In interview with Haaretz, bank's local specialist warns that without more water from Israel, Gaza will continue to move toward being uninhabitable by 2020.
A report from the Water Authority states that other sites are in danger of closure due to spreading pollution.
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.
Israel recently disclosed that its desalination capacity exceeds the country’s water needs.
Four big desalination plants will operate at only 70% capacity this year and expansion plans will be frozen.
Re-diversion of water, law amendment and desalination operations are having major effect.
Jordan to manufacture desalinated water in Aqaba and channel brine waste byproduct to Dead Sea; environmental group questions economics of the deal.
The Sea of Galilee's water level was 1.22 meters higher this year, but the Dead Sea continues to fall, if at a slower pace than in recent years.
Billions to be made by helping companies meet green regulations.
The plan is intended to ecologically rehabilitate the neglected river.