Israel is considered a country with “absolute” water scarcity. Water management here is largely characterized by limited freshwater resources, poor natural distribution of those resources, and a growing and dispersed population.

Since the early 1950s, efforts have however been invested through national water programs to promote irrigation research, efficient irrigation technologies, close monitoring of water withdrawals, and training and technical assistance to farmers.

Today, about 57% of the cultivated land is equipped for irrigation. Israel has overcome many of its water challenges by adopting a holistic approach to water consumption that encompasses robust resource management, high-tech development and public education.

Learn more about the activities in this pdf.