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Israel at 71

05/14/2019 05:46:26 PM


Andrew Blumberg

Israel21c provides a fun and fascinating by-the-numbers picture of Israel at 71. It’s a long list that includes:

  • In 1948, about 2% of Israel was covered in trees. Now it’s up to around 8.5%.
  • The largest seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in the world produces 20% of domestic water consumption.
  • Sixty to 80% of Israel’s municipal water, adjusted according to season and real-time demand, flows from large coastal desalination plants.
  • Israel recycles 87% of its wastewater for agriculture, much more than any other country in the world.
  • Israel has the highest number of engineers and scientists per capita.
  • Israel ranks #2 among countries for scientific research.
  • Israel has the lowest rate of diet-related deaths in the world.
  • Israel ranks fifth in the world for healthy longevity and 11th in the world for overall happiness

Read the complete list here.

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