From Lake Michigan’s shore to Israel’s desert, scientists join search for clean water

ISR. Ben Gurion2JUF News, By Joel Schatz — Gazing out at the vastness of Lake Michigan from an upper-floor office in a Loop high-rise, one might wonder why Mayor Rahm Emanuel is so concerned that there isn’t enough water. Or why that concern last year spurred a surprising three-way shidduch (agreement) of the University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, a sprawling academic and research center rooted, literally, in the heart of Israel’s vast desert. This effort is all about making more quality water available, on a mass scale, while creating new industry. Read more.

Posted February 7, 2014