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HS 271 – Let There Be Water – Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World with Seth M. Siegel

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Seth Siegel, author of Let There be Water

Seth M. Siegel is a businessman, activist and writer. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and other publications around the world on business, political and cultural issues. Siegel has often appeared on television and has been widely quoted in major print media. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Key Takeaways:

[2:36] How Israel, a country with 60% desert, is able to be water independent and actually EXPORT water

[4:14] Israel manufactures their water from sewage

[5:52] The 3 ways Israel gets and uses their water that differentiate them from the rest of the world

[8:30] If water is basically free, why would anyone care if they conserve it?

[11:18] Highlighting some BIG differences in thinking about water between nations like the USA and Israel

[14:39] The timeline of improving a nation’s water situation, and why that is a big problem for the USA

[15:26] Seth’s listener challenge

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Episode: 271

Guest: Seth Siegel

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