Watery solution

Israel will run out of drinking water in three years unless the government moves fast to eliminate massive mismanagement of the resource. Israel uses almost 80 per cent of the resources in the area. Now the Palestinians want half of it and Jordan wants a fair share of water from Lake Kinneret, which supplies one-third of Israel's water needs.

Elisha Kally, a private water expert, proposes in his new book that Kinneret should be dredged to store winter floods from Jordan's Yarmuk river and the water used by both sides in summer. Research is also under way on utilising sea water for farming.

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