Revolutionising water sustainability: Israel’s desalination success and how India can benefit

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Re: Revolutionising water sustainability: Israel’s desalination success and how India can benefit

Dear Shivangi,
Thank you for posting the link to your insightful blog. Below, I identify some key highlights to bring more attention and a few questions to initiate a discussion. 
  • The increasing awareness about the risks due to climate change, decreasing technology costs, and the increase in share of renewable energy sources have the potential to increase reliance on desalination. 
  • Currently, 25% of the supply (not sure if this is only drinking water or all the water consumed) in Israel is from desalination, and it is projected to increase to 85-90%
  • Desalination is accompanied by 90% wastewater recycling rate 
  • the process was facilitated by favourable project financing conditions and lower labour costs, conditions not easily replicable in other contexts
  • Desalination is energy intensive. However, solar power and storage systems can reduce energy costs
  • Desalination should be accompanied by efforts to reduce demand for freshwater - awareness generation for water conservation, recycling wastewater, improving farming practices and technology, etc. 
It would be great if you could throw some light on the following two aspects
  1. Please elaborate on favourable project financing conditions 
  2. How is brine managed in Israel. Towards the end, you mention regulations for its release into the sea. I was curious to know how is Israel managing to comply (if it does) and how costly it is.
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Revolutionising water sustainability: Israel’s desalination success and how India can benefit

Dear Susana members, 

I recently wrote and published an article on 'Revolutionising water sustainability: Israel’s desalination success and how India can benefit'. Please give it a read and share your comments.

www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/water/revolu...ia-can-benefit-91187

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Shivangi Aggarwal
Sustainability Strategist & Fellow,
International Sustainability Academy,
Hamburg, Germany
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