World Water Day never seemed so important as this year. Israel, like so many countries, is facing a huge water shortage due to continuing drought.
So I was happy to discover that a couple in our village, just two terraces down the hill, took matters into their own hands. Whenever it did rain, the water used to go streaming down the road above their little house. With a simple method and inexpensive materials they built a channel to divert much of the water down into a tank. Now they can water their vegetable garden for free and with the good feeling that they are harnessing nature's resources.