Israel’s Minister for National Infrastructure, Energy & Water, Yuval Steinitz, explained, “The needs of the population are growing & there is decreasing precipitation. As a result, we are pressing forward with solutions to create water reserves for future years.”
By Ariel Whitman
Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz on Tuesday met with experts to discuss the country’s water situation, following assessments from the Israel Water Authority and others said Israel was entering a fifth consecutive drought year.
At the meeting, representatives from Mekorot, the national water company, and the IWA, submitted a report to Steinitz outlining the necessary actions the country must take in the immediate, short and intermediate future to prevent a national water shortage. Continue Reading »