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.
It is midnight. The house is quiet, and everybody is asleep. You are reminded that the faucet in the kitchen is faulty by the constant drip-drip-drip-drip noise it makes. You toss and turn – but not alarmed; just ever so slightly annoyed. If you allow it to drip at a rate of a drop a second during one year, you’ve wasted an amount equivalent to 15 years worth of a person’s water consumption.
Municipalities worldwide are losing an alarming amount of up to 60% of pristine freshwater due to unseen faulty infrastructure. In this episode of Waterline, we’ll discuss urban water distribution.
Our guest, Zohar Yinon, CEO of Jerusalem’s water and wastewater utility company – a world leader in curtailing the loss of water in a municipal system – shares the solutions implemented. At its core – a technological innovation where big data plays an impressive role.