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The Bookshelf: Aug. 12, 2015

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Let There Be Water.

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LET THERE BE WATER: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World

by Seth M. Siegel

An in-depth report on how Israel has combined technological innovation with conservation to achieve a water surplus at home and become a world leader in water management. … “Israeli innovations touch almost every part of the water profile,” writes the author, and they include drip irrigation, desalination, water purification, and recycled sewage. … Only in the first years of the new century—buttressed by a national commitment to conservation—has Israel achieved abundance. The author concludes this fascinating account with the contention that the Israeli experience provides a model for dealing with the global challenge of climate change. A major contribution to this hotly debated issue and to broader questions of environmental policy.

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