The Water Authority: The Impetus for Its Establishment, Its Objectives, Accomplishments, and the Challenges Facing It
Water scarcity is a “fact of life” in Israel, where demand for water routinely exceeds its supply. The commonly agreed-upon policy to bring demand and supply into balance failed mainly due to population increase. In addition, he years 2001–2005 saw the most severe drought to hit Israel in a century. In this chapter we discuss how different water issues were dealt over time by the Water Authority in Israel.
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