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        3/22/2009, Adar 26, 5769

      U.N. Praises Israel for Water Treatment


      A U.N. report released Sunday in honor of International Water Day praised Israel’s efforts in the areas of water recycling and desalination. The report put Israel number one in the category of water recycling, and in the top ten in the world for water desalination.

      According to the report, Israel recycles 70 percent of its waste water for agriculture, while much of the rest is treated before being returned to nature. Israel has also continued to increase its number of desalination plants to increase its fresh water supply.