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Groundwater salinity

An indicator of the quality of the water in aquifers and the extent of pressures on the environment

The concentration of salinity in the coastal aquifer may exceed  the target standard for drinking water, but measures for the reduction of salinity are being adopted

Salinity in the coastal aquifer is particularly high in the south-eastern portions. According to emergent trends, in another 15 years the salinity in certain parts of the aquifer could cross the 250 mg/liter mark and turn the potable water sources into water sources that are appropriate solely for agricultural and industrial purposes. Measures are being adopted in Israel today aimed at reducing the salinity of natural water sources. The master plan policy paper for the water industry details the actions needed to improve the quality of water in the long and short terms.

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