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Heat Wave

July 27, 2010

The heat wave experienced across the world has undoubtedly affected Israel’s water supply. The American weather anaylsis has deemed the last sixth months to have the hottest global temperatures. Consequently, Israel’s fresh water supply has reduced in size by 25 percent in the last five years according to Professor Eli Feinerman. Fortunately, Israel has created innovative solutions to combat the consequences of the drought. For example, Feinerman attests that 50 percent of the water that Israel uses for agricultural purposes, which above another other use demands the most water, is recycled water. He notes that this percentage is far above that of any other country in the world. Other techniques Israel uses to compensate for the lack of fresh water include desalination and conservation. We at Zalul commend Israel’s efforts to tackle a complicated, but chronic problem.

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