Breakout Track 1: How Israeli Water Innovation is Helping the United States

Israel is mostly desert. There is no rain in the summer and it rains only occasionally during the winter. Drought is common. With this in mind, it’s easy to assume that Israel must be on the verge of a water crisis. In fact, the opposite is true: Israel has solved the problem of its water shortage. How did Israel do it? What technologies were involved? Who deserves credit for the achievement? How is the United States benefiting from Israeli innovation in water management? What role can Congress play in supporting further innovation?

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