Past and Potential Wars over Water, Israel Makes Great Strides in Water Technology
We love it, we need it, and we can’t live without it. Water is an essential resource for humanity. We are proud of our nation, Israel has taking innovative steps to create water opportunities, “Israel may be water poor but it is rich in water use technology and one of the world’s most scientifically advanced agricultural nations. Making the desert bloom is more than a slogan.”
As much of the world watches Middle East conflict, politics steal the spotlight from a growing problem, water supply. Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, Syrians, Lebanese and Egyptians among other Middle Eastern peoples alike grew up aware of the scarce resource we all depend on water. In an article from the Jerusalem Post, a question is raised, “Could water ignite the next war?” Suggesting that “There have been some 30 military clashes [in the Middle East] over this natural resource”. As the Middle East develops, population growth, new technology, and a higher standard of living make water a hotter topic than ever.
Read more about the history of water wars in the article from the Jerusalem Post.