39: Sorek Desalination Plant

For Relieving Devastating Drought with a Sustainable Solution

Few places in the world face a more dire water situation than Israel, where the vital liquid has been in short supply for millennia. In 1998, a new crisis loomed. Israel, like much of the eastern Mediterranean region, had its worst drought in 900 years. To overcome such water insecurity, the Israeli government's Water Desalination Administration (WDA) launched a massive program at the turn of the century to build desalination plants across the country.
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