This story explores whether seawater desalination – which Israeli heavily invests in – is a sustainable solution to the water shortage in the Middle East regardless of the environmental damages. Desalination water provides over the 40% of the Israel water supply what it means lots of energy use. Three desalination plants has been launched on the israeli short costline since 2005 a few more are being built.
Yermi Brenner is an Israeli-American journalist, reporting on ethnic tension, political conflicts and societal trends – through the personal stories of people affected by them. In this video he poses the issue about desalinitation of the seawater as the answer of the scarcity.