The Road to Jewish Civilization, Part 10: A Story about Water
Israel, the Land of Milk and Honey, the birthplace of the Jewish People and the spiritual center of three religions, presents a unique combination of ancient history and a vibrant modern society, exotic scenery and rich culture. This 12-episode documentary series, produced by CCTV - Chinese Central Television in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel in Beijing, introduces the Jewish People and the story of the State of Israel and its development in a historical, comprehensive and systematic manner to Chinese audiences. The series is narrated in Chinese with English subtitles Episode 10: A Story about Water Israel is a thirsty land, with 60% arid areas. The shortage of water resources is a problem for people in the region. However, from ancient times to the present, they have never given up the effort to resolve the water issue for the sake of survival and development. Israel's reform in water use has experienced three stages -- pressure irrigation, water recycling and seawater desalination. In the past 18 years, the aggregate water consumption of this Middle Eastern country basically has not changed, while its GDP and income per capita have grown by 100%. The quality of life keeps rising as well. This is truly a miracle. How did they make this happen?