Asaf Shimoni
Asaf Shimoni

New desalination plants to combat forest fires

As a result of rising temperatures forest fires have been raging throughout the world with a vengeance. The current fires near Jerusalem are only the beginning as far as Israel and the rest of the world is concerned.

New desalination plants

Israel must begin building new desalination plants for the purpose of irrigating its forests so that they will be more resilient to fires. This calls for the construction of a national forest irrigation grid.

This will also serve as a fire extinguishing grid

This grid will have a second purpose. To serve as a network for putting out fires. Every so many hundred meters there will be outlets (and hoses) which can supply massive amounts of water to extinguish fires. There will be no need to send trucks and planes to put out the fires.

Cameras against arsonists

While building the irrigation grids cameras will be installed throughout the forests to detect and prevent arson attacks. .

About the Author
Asaf Shimoni is an author, journalist and translator who returned to Israel in 2016 after spending 40 years abroad, most of them in the Netherlands. He grew up near Boston, made aliyah while living on a kibbutz (from 1973 to 1976), and graduated from Syracuse University in 1978. He also lived some 5 years in Sicily. He is currently in Amsterdam to sort our affairs. He believes that the media should be as critical and truthful as possible.
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