On Friday 11 November, the BBC World News Horizons series looks at the future of water technology in Israel and how it’s being used to solve water scarcity.
A combination of population growth, urbanisation and climate change is making water scarcer and this now affects one in three people across the world. For example, the Middle East and North Africa is home to 5% of the world’s population, but it only has a 1% share of the earth’s fresh water resources. It’s also estimated that by 2030, 3.9 billion people – around half of the entire global population – will be living in areas of high water stress.
Horizons presenter, Adam Shaw, finds out how Israel – of which two thirds is desert – is becoming a global leader in water re-use and is developing technology to improve the quality of water. It’s become the most advanced country in the world at recycling water, with currently 70% of waste-water being recycled compared to the next best market, Spain, which only manages to recycle 12%.
Read the full story on the BBC site