Knesset's State Control Committee backs water crisis probe

Knessets State Control

The Knesset State Control Committee held an urgent meeting to discuss the interim report of the National Investigation Committee Regarding the Water Crisis in Israel on Tuesday. The Knesset committee reiterated the importance of the probe and its findings "which will be used to guide the water economy for years to come," Chairman Yisrael Hasson (Kadima) said. National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau and Water Authority head Prof. Uri Shani both attended the urgent discussion. Shani said that there were still three more years before the water crisis would be eased by the integration of desalination plants. Landau reiterated that the government needed to set policy for the Water Authority to implement. The committee's interim report, released last week, found that despite having sound policies, the Water Authority had confused the public by its back and forth stances - in particular on the drought levy.