Water is an inherently scarce resource in the Middle East – the more exemplary it is handled in the small country of Israel. Almost 90% of the waste water in Israel are reused. This is four times more than in any other country of the world, according to Gilad Erdan, minister of strategic planning and public diplomacy.
90% of waste water reused
Almost 90% of the waste water are cleaned and reused for the irrigation of agricultural land. The next country on the list is Spain – with only 20% recycling of water.
Desalination as a solution
Israel can claim another world record for itself: In Sorek, the world’s largest seawater desalination plant, 1.000 liter of drinking water can be produced for the cost of only 0,58 US $. This amount of water equals on average the weekly consumption of a person in Israel. The plant south of Tel Aviv employs advanced, cost and enery saving technologies.
Blue Peace: Promoting peace by sharing water
The Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian initiative “Blue Peace” discusses possible ways to build mutual trust, improve relations and advance peace in the region by establishing cooperation in the area of water management.