NBC’s investigative unit has determined that the water shortage will not be solved by rain alone.
They have traveled to Israel looking for ways to quench California’s thirst.
What NBC has learned is that it took a dramatic policy change for Israel to achieve water security. By treating water as a national priority, Israel now produces 20 % more water than its population can use. An aggressive water management strategy that includes advanced water recycling, efficient irrigation techniques, rain catchment systems at schools and other buildings, and desalination plants, coupled with conservation and advanced leak detection, created a system that now can withstand years of drought
Currently, California lags behind Israel in terms of water use efficiency. A wet winter will not be enough to solve California's water woes.
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