The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, 5th District, and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, 3rd District, establishing a formal relationship with the State of Israel to exchange research and information on water conservation, reclamation and management.
“This vital partnership will provide opportunities for Los Angeles County to learn from the State of Israel, which has become completely water-independent, maintaining total water consumption levels at 1964 levels while its population has quadrupled, and only receives about an inch of precipitation a year,” Antonovich said.
The motion calls for the county to establish a formal relationship to include interagency working groups and public-private partnerships.
“The technology Israel has developed and employed to stretch its meager water resources is truly impressive,” Kuehl said. “I look forward to working together on ways that Los Angeles County can benefit from their work on technology and research concerning point of reuse, recycling and groundwater recharge. ”