One quite famous Israeli once turned some water into wine. Nowadays, for many commercial reasons, the Israelis decided to make a shortcut and turn water into money directly.
Since WaPo are on the road to turn their Internet site into money (and good luck to them with that endeavor, but I suspect that Fox will gain a few more readers as a result), I am not sure for how long this article on the subject will be available. So a few quotes meanwhile:
Israel wants to be seen in the water world the same admiring way it is viewed in the realm of high-tech. The country’s exports of water products have tripled in the past five years and now total $2 billion, according to Israel’s economic ministry. Its biggest customer is the United States, but new markets are opening in countries with an emerging middle class, such as Mexico, Turkey, China and India.And this:
Two Republican governors from arid states, Rick Perry of Texas and Brian Sandoval of Nevada, were on hand with large delegations this week to peruse the wares at the Watec Israel 2013 exhibition.Nothing wrong with Rick Perry or his business sense, I only wish this kind of support were bipartisan...
Perry hailed Israel for its reuse of wastewater — Israel recycles more than 80 percent of its effluents, compared with about 1 percent in the United States, the governor said.
Asked about potential deals between Israel and Texas for water technology, Perry said in an interview, “Let’s do it.”