Not enough water? Manufacture some, says Israel

India could learn a thing or two from Israel when it comes to supplying municipal water to meet ever-rising demands. "Manufactured water' is probably the ideal solution, says Mo Provizor, director of the Israeli Water Authority. Speaking to The Indian Express on the sidelines of WATECH 2008, an international conference on industrial and urban water management technologies, he said Israel currently meets about 25 per cent of its water needs with recycled sewage water and desalinated seawater and brackish water; it has hopes of upping the number to 50 per cent by 2013.