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In Israel, water is the new oil
By Karin Kloosterman May 14, 2006

The earth is a thirsty place. More than half of the world’s countries need drinking water badly, and these countries are not just poor African nations landlocked by deserts. Among the list of 164 countries looking to secure potable water sources for the future include Spain, Greece and Portugal.

For more than 50 years, Israel has been trying to solve the country’s water shortage problem and has resorted to technological ingenuity to make it happen. As a result, Israel has emerged as a leader in developing water purification, irrigation and desalination technologies.

Just how far the country has come was showcased last week in a water symposium, The Tides of Change, an international conference and exhibition…