31 Days In May: JNF Campaign For Water Resources in Israel

Israel’s usable water supply is at an all-time low.

Water levels are down due to four straight years of drought and private consumption is increasing. Quotas for farmers and water rationing may soon start in the north and the Sea of Galilee may soon stop pumping.

The UN says each person needs a minimum of 79,200 gallons of water per year to live. Israel’s water sources can supply only 31,680 gallons per person per year, only 40% of the UN minimum. Israel can’t survive without water, the essence of life.

The 31 Days in May campaign is raising funds to build 40 new reservoirs, research and implement new agricultural techniques.

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Posted on May 6, 2009, in Judaism. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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