Efficient Water Use Critical, Clinton Says

June 13, 2012

The world will experience a water crisis if more ways to efficiently use the resource are not found, says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Clinton spoke June 12 at a State Department ceremony announcing Israeli water and soil expert Daniel Hillel as winner of the 2012 World Food Prize. Hillel was named in honor of his 40 years of work developing microirrigation methods for arid regions, opening those regions to farming. The methods consistently apply small, accurate amounts of water to plant roots, producing major increases in crop yields and conserving water.

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  • Read more about the 2012 World Food Prize Laureate on the World Food Prize website
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