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What Arizona and other states can learn from Israel's pioneering water strategy

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Posted on Monday, September 18th 2023 by PaulHoule | 7 points

>Arizona is considering a multibillion-dollar desalination project to address its urgent water needs. Three water experts call for a go-slow approach and point to Israel as a role model.

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@ Monday, September 18th 2023 by s3p | Open

I interned in Phoenix this summer. It was amazing to me how many elementary schools would fill their soccer/football fields to the point where they were literally flooding the glass. I saw it happen on a monthly basis, likely to preserve what little greenery they did have. But it just struck me as insanely wasteful. 110+ degree heat almost every day and fields were DROWNING in water...

I think the people in Arizona need to have a more honest conversation about how to limit water use. They're a little better off since they don't rely on the Colorado river, but their reserves are slowly going away. I hope they can figure out something soon.


@ Monday, September 18th 2023 by PaulHoule (OP) | Open

One thing I learned the other day, I don’t know if it is what is going on there, but some artificial turf is supposed to be watered heavily before people play on it.

I went to a field hockey game where they watered the turf before the match and watered it at every intermission with big sprinklers, not to grow anything but just to make it perform the way they want it to and I understand they do the same for the soccer field right next to it. Of course this is in upstate NY where we have the water.


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