Desalination capacity to be reduced across Israel

Desalination plants in Israel will only run at 70% capacity this year following two wet winters, according to the Jerusalem post. The country’s total capacity of 510 million cubic metres per year will be reduced by 150 million cubic metres. Israeli desalination company – IDE Technologies – confirmed to WWi that the country would be reducing its desalination capacity. The decision follows weeks of negotiations between the Water Authority, Finance Ministry and desalination plant operating companies. Uri Schor, a spokesperson for the Water Authority, reportedly said that while seven drought years have plagued Israel, sufficient rains have occurred over the last two years.