Let There Be Water: Israel Offers Global Solutions

Beersheba, a city in southern Israel, is largely unknown to most of the world, but the city represents a bold, progressive approach toward water usage and planning for the future. The 1,700-acre, $300 million Beersheba River Park is the main part of the Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) Blueprint Negev initiative, to move more of its population into the Negev Desert, which covers 60% of the nation’s land, but less than 10% of its population.