Dysfunctioning desalination facility in Ashdod and lack of winter rains force state to tap companies for extra water
While desalination plants supply two-thirds of household water use, natural water sources are essential to cover the rest. Severe cuts proposed
Future doesn't look promising, either: In first months of upcoming rainy season, amount of precipitation is forecast to be lower than past average
Snobbery, health fears have led to the near-extinction of those urban oases where you could quench your thirst for free
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
'If they want water for agriculture they should take it from Golan reservoirs or Sea of Galilee, but not harm springs and streams,' Israeli green activist says
Ashdod plant plagued by delays and technical problems, leaving state-owned company’s subsidiary unable to repay debt
Scientists find evidence of severe droughts in dry periods between two ice ages, warn of local ramifications of global warming.
The rise comes despite the cold and rainy weather, which would normally have resulted in a decline in sales of beverages and in retail sales in general.
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.