Large‐Scale Desalination and the External Impact on Irrigation‐Water Salinity: Economic Analysis for the Case of Israel

Abstract Recent agro‐economic studies in water‐scarce countries such as Spain, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Israel have revealed the economic viability of irrigating high‐value crops with desalinated water. However, the worldwide growth of large‐scale desalination capacities is primarily designed to resolve urban‐water scarcity, disregarding the impact of desalination on irrigation‐water salinity. We develop a dynamic hydro‐economic […]