He is married and lives in New York City. Turns out I was wrong, but did not realize it until I met Siegel, heard him discuss and promote his work, and ultimately read it. There is no time to waste. Despite its desert terrain, rapid population growth and meager rainfall, Israel currently boasts a water surplus. Managing a national water system.
Israel's national unity and economic vitality are, in part, the result of a culture and consciousness that understands the central role of water in building a dynamic, thriving society. According to his book, more than 150 countries already have welcomed assistance from the Israeli government, private or nonprofit sectors to address their water problems. Siegel is a compelling, entertaining speaker and a true believer. Siegel begins with a two-page timeline starting with the British Mandate in 1920 and two informative maps. I did, and so will you. The ecological damage in the region is also severe.
Water conservation know-how, systems management, and technological innovation have created a major and lucrative Israeli industry internationally. . Outside the Jordan Basin is Gaza, which also is a disaster. It has a large cadre of highly qualified regulators and utility mangers. They not only were excited about this, but they were exuberant about the idea of sharing ideas and sources with me. Even with 60 percent of its country made of desert, Israel has not only solved its water problem; it also had an abundance of water. Even with 60 percent of its country made of desert, Israel has not only solved its water problem; it also had an abundance of water.
Israel provides training in water management and irrigation to its Palestinian and Jordanian neighbors and to more than 100 developing countries, 29 of them in Africa. Siegel also briefly mentions historic efforts by Arab states to deprive Israel of water. So unlike Israel many places are not going to be moving large amounts of water. As well they should: Only about a billion people have constant access to high-quality water, but whereas most of them live in humid areas such as North America and Europe, Israelis, thanks to enviable ingenuity and tenaciousness, have it in the desert. Siegel points to the socialist kibbutz system that allows the country to survive in the early days.
Whereas it is often lamented that the main parcel of land the United Nations deigned to award Israel in its 1947 Partition Plan was the barren Negev desert, Siegel shows how there was resistance even to giving that. New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller! Israel has also played a leading role in the emerging desalination revolution. Without action, food prices will rise, economic growth will slow, and political instability is likely to follow. Israel even supplies water to its neighbors-the Palestinians and the Kingdom of Jordan-every day. Here are a few paragraphs from a by Brett Walton at: Simply stated, the ecological and political condition of the Jordan River basin is dreadful. The and provided free copies for all present, including yours truly.
Remarkably, not long ago, now-hostile Iran relied on Israel to manage its water systems, and access to Israel's water know-how helped to warm China's frosty relations with Israel. Seth Siegel shows how Israel uses its water skills both to help developing nations and as a tool of diplomacy. It can often drive exactly the opposite: innovation and even abundance. They set up for me more than dozen of my first interviews. Even as Israel grew to be more and more exemplary of booming private capitalism, government monopoly would be the best way to manage water. Although I was more interested in his work on groundwater hydraulics he would tell me of the innovative work being done by the Israeli water scientists, managers, and engineers.
And developing a water-sensitive culture proved every bit as important as the technologies implemented. Seth Siegel brings an urgent message of how the world can save itself using remarkable techniques and technology developed in Israel. Second of all, Israel — as a source of innovation — will benefit economically from selling its technologies elsewhere. Even California will benefit, as the Israelis are going to collaborate with the state with its daunting drought. How many times have I read a book dealing with geography and there were either no maps or crappy ones? Israel even supplies water to its neighbors-the Palestinians and the Kingdom of Jordan-every day. He and his colleagues were looking to collaborate on mutual groundwater issues.
Every town, every country, and every reader can benefit from learning what Israel did to overcome daunting challenges and transform itself from a parched land into a water superpower. Despite scant natural water resources, a rapidly growing population and economy, and often hostile neighbors, Israel has consistently jumped ahead of the water innovation-curve to assure a dynamic, vital future for itself. The Dead Sea, at the end of the Jordan River, is drying. Let There Be Water illustrates how Israel can serve as a model for the United States and countries everywhere by showing how to blunt the worst of the coming water calamities. Growing food in the Negev Desert on two inches of rainfall per year. Water levels are dropping by 1 meter 3 feet per year because of water diverted upstream.
Every town, every country, and every reader can benefit from learning what Israel did to overcome daunting challenges and transform itself from a parched land into a water superpower. Siegel also discusses coordination among Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority over water. Especially enjoyable among these stories are those about individual pioneers in the Israeli water industry, such as Simcha Blass. Just yell back at him was the advice I received. Groundwater, the main source of public supply for 1.