An easy read. Good documentation of how Israel methodolically approached the initial water shortage. Necessity was the stimulus for innovation. So Israel had to first conserve what water resources it had; from rivers and underground aquifers. This led to the first innovation of drip irrigation and other modern agriculture methods. Then to the development of methods to detect water losses or leakages in existing water carriers and pipes. Consumers pay for water consumption. So this develops some form of responsiblity in the consumer. However, finding new ways of using or extracting water such as desalination has been crucial in solving the water shortage. Israel now shares water resources with Jordan, as well as supplying Gaza. Israel has 200 companies involved in water engineering and agriculture. This has become a huge export of technology and an importance source of trade revenue. As well, it has served as a platform for friendly relations with many countries. I did order the Kindle edition but at times wish that I did have the hard copy, so that I could refer to previous chapers in a more convenient manner. I liked the book.