“Desalting the Sea” – Desalination

The rainy season of 2017-2018 in Israel marked the 6th year of drought in a row. However – water is still available on tap 24/7.
In a semi-arid land, any drop missing from the annual natural precipitation creates a deficit. Six years of diminished precipitation might spell disaster. And yet – if you look at a satellite image of Israel – you see a green blotch in the desert.

A key component in Israel’s water management system is desalination – the topic of this episode.

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Interviewed in this Episode:

Oded Distel – head of Israel NewTech.

Dr. Renana Gershoni-Poranne – senior scientist and lecturer, ETH Zurich.

Prof. Emeritus Raphael SemiatTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Seth Siegel – author of Let There Be Water.

Tami Shor – Senior deputy director general for regulation, Israeli Water Authority.

Ziv Shor – V.P. Projects, IDE.

Theme and music composed by Nir Sayag.

Music credits:
Local Forecast – Elevator Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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