Israel Can Show California How To Overcome Drought

Spurred on by the seven-year drought, Israel developed a desalination program with a goal of creating 200 billion gallons of potable water per year by 2020.

As California and other western areas of the United States grapple with an extreme drought, a revolution has taken place here. A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs, even during severe droughts.

Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought