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Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water

Image Credit: Gregory Bull/AP

The average Briton uses 150 litres of water a day; the average American gets through 570 litres of the stuff. The world is getting thirstier and the global demand for fresh water is rising by 640bn litres a year. 599 more words


Israel’s first Jordanian PhD wants to bring peace through water

by Renee Ghert-Zand
May 25, 2015

Amer Sweity lives at Midreshet Ben-Gurion in Sde Boker, a tiny community located some 50 kilometers south of Beersheba…. 111 more words

Israel & Middle East

California Seeks Drought Solutions From Australia, World’s Driest Inhabited Continent

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — California’s longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world’s driest inhabited continent. 1,594 more words


Drought Driving Greater Reliance on Wastewater Reuse In California

BOSTON, Mass., May 20, 2015 – After four years of drought and mixed results from efforts to roll back water use, the scale of California’s water crisis has brought the state to the brink of massive investments in water supply, including desalination, water diversion, and water treatment. 532 more words

Water World

Israel and Water, Post 4: Dirty Water Comes Clean

Israel’s system of sewage treatment gives water the third degree, making it safe enough for farming and, claim some, even safe enough to drink.

In the… 1,673 more words


Desalination = Solution?

Good evening, this is Jerry Brown. I am here again to speak to you all about a possible solution for our drought issue. It is something called desalination, or removing salt from sea water and filtering it. 125 more words

Jerry Brown

Israel and Water, Post 3: A Dry Subject Indeed

Today’s Post: How Israel survived multiple water crises and became a world-leader in managing, even making more, life-sustaining aqua.

“I remember myself as a boy of 15 or 16,” says Ami Brochin, a farmer in Israel’s northern Negev desert. 1,178 more words