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Israel to become water independent
05-31-2014, 11:51 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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This was interesting I thought, some years back they were certain conflict would arise from the lack of freshwater in the region, but that problem seems to have been eliminated.

Something for the US to think about for the drought stricken areas, no? It doesn't seem to be that complicated or expensive of a process.


Israel solves water woes with desalination

SOREK, Israel (AP) — After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before — by doing nothing.

While previous droughts have been accompanied by impassioned public service advertisements to conserve, this time around it has been greeted with a shrug — thanks in large part to an aggressive desalination program that has transformed this perennially parched land into perhaps the most well-hydrated country in the region.

"We have all the water we need, even in the year which was the worst year ever regarding precipitation," said Avraham Tenne, head of the desalination division of Israel's Water Authority. "This is a huge revolution."

"Basically this desalination, as a drought-proof solution, has proven itself for Israel," he said. "Israel has become ... water independent, let's say, since it launched this program of desalination plants."

https://news.yahoo.com/israel-solves-wat...59192.html
05-31-2014, 12:26 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Very Nice, but environmentally speaking, I'm not certain about discharging the salty byproduct slurry back into the sea.
The IDE spokesperson claims "the impact of returning brine to the sea is "minor."
I'm less than convinced.

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05-31-2014, 12:58 PM #3
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(05-31-2014, 12:26 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Very Nice, but environmentally speaking, I'm not certain about discharging the salty byproduct slurry back into the sea.
The IDE spokesperson claims "the impact of returning brine to the sea is "minor."
I'm less than convinced.

It's kinda' like pissing in the ocean ~ the ratios are too low to consider.

However, salt could be extracted and used.

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05-31-2014, 01:08 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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They're going to need a lot of tequila. A LOT! 13.gif
05-31-2014, 01:55 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(05-31-2014, 11:51 AM)Octo Wrote:  Something for the US to think about for the drought stricken areas, no? It doesn't seem to be that complicated or expensive of a process.

Meh. We will just pipe it in from Canada.

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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
05-31-2014, 02:13 PM #6
White Ribbon call me
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we have been building desalination plants in Australia since 2006.. so its not that new.. we are one of the driest country's on earth..

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05-31-2014, 02:17 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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No it's not new and I think something the US and other drought prone areas should develop. California has no fresh water to speak of for instance so that would be a good place to start.
05-31-2014, 03:22 PM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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İmage
05-31-2014, 04:08 PM #9
ezrin Incognito Anonymous
 
this is really nothing new dunno.gif
way back chuckle.gif when i was in college i took Environmental Law... the professor predicted this
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05-31-2014, 07:47 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(05-31-2014, 04:08 PM)ezrin Wrote:  this is really nothing new dunno.gif
way back chuckle.gif when i was in college i took Environmental Law... the professor predicted this
İmage

That chart is a real eye opener. If those resources disappear, it's a real game changer.

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05-31-2014, 09:04 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Would you drink water made from MANURE? Researchers reveal method to turn cowpies in to liquid safe to drink - and say it could help drought-hit states

  • Ten year project can also remove nutrients to be used as fertiliser

  • System produces about 50 gallons of water from 100 gallons of manure

  • Could help fight droughts in some farming areas

Researchers have revealed a unique way to create safe drinking water - from cowpats.

A Michigan teams claims to have found a way to turn cow manure into clean water, extract nutrients from that water to serve as fertilizer and help alleviate the growing threat of droughts.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...tates.html

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05-31-2014, 09:14 PM #12
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Think about it a bit...

There's no new "stuff" being created in the universe and on a more or less contained environment like our planet ~ the building blocks get recycled all the time, life and death, growth and decay, the ebb and flow of the ocean floor, et.al..

All water is essentially two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen ~ who knows how many times any single atom has been part of which type molecule? I'm sure some would have some great stories to tell over a bottle of beer ~ if the brew could only speak. chuckle.gif



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