Water in Agriculture
The provision of water to agriculture, as well as to the other sectors of the economy, rests mainly on two principal foundations. The first is the 1959 Water Law, stipulating that all the water sources in the country are publicly owned and indicating that there are no private property rights over water or its use. The second foundation is the national system and the North-South Carrier around which the water system is built. Based on these constructs, Israel managed to provide water to agriculture, since its early days, not only in the rainy north, but also in the dry southern parts of the country. In this chapter I look into the major issues that concern the use of water in the agricultural sector in Israel.
KeywordsWater Allocation Virtual Water Water Price Water Sector Water Authority
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