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Jun. 28, 2011

When Water is Scarce: Israel's Most Precious Resource

by Jesse Medalia Strauss

TalkingScience correspondents Jesse Medalia Strauss and Julian Cohen-Serrins embarked on a ten day trip to Israel. In between eating delicious falafels and enjoying the historic sites, the young journalists investigated Israel's water crisis. Here you will see their photos and learn how water affects Israeli society, from fountain shows to desert farming.

Desert farming is a double-edged sword for sustainability. Israel grows its own produce, which reduces shipping costs and fossil fuel emissions. However, Israel must rely heavily on its irrigation system and fresh water supply. This supply is dwindling in a land wrought with political turmoil and uncertainty.


 
 

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