Israel to build five new desal plants by 2050

The country has long-term plans to increase its desalination capacity more than five times over in the coming decades by building new plants. Environmental campaigners will be the key opposition to the expansion scheme.

 Israel’s National Planning Council has approved the construction of five more desalination plants as part of a long term master plan. The building of the plants will eventually enable the country to produce 1.75 billion cubic metres of desalinated water a year. The master plan covers the years 2040-2050 and takes into account the needs of Israel as well as the West Bank.


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