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Israeli history with respect to its solutions of its water problem.
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2017
A year ago I heard Seth M. Siegel speak at a Jewish National Fund brunch in Boca Raton, FL. I read his book and found it fascinating. He tells the story of Israel's history from before its becoming a nation until the present with respect to dealing with its water needs.The land of Israel has always had water as one of its principal challenges, since it is basically a desert land. The book follows its handling of this issue with respect to water needed for irrigation and drinking. Special commissions in the government were created with the strict purpose of improving the conservation of water and development of the country's water resources, its rivers, lakes and seas. There is discussion of the science of water conservation and the political considerations of the Palestinians, nearby countries (i.e. Jordan, Syria, Egypt). The last part of the book relates the development of desalinization plants near the Mediterranean Sea. Israel has been generous to other countries with their discoveries, even those that constantly vote against them when votes come up in the United Nations (i.e. China). Writing is simple and the science is fascinating and not too technical.