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Fighting Water Scarcity

Fighting Water Scarcity

What makes Israel such a valuable model for water management isn’t any one thing the country does but the range and integration of its activities. Seth M. Siegel explains how the dynamic, water-stressed country became a water superpower.

WSJ Op-Ed: When Ideology and Pragmatism Collide

WashPo Op-Ed on Iran’s Water Crisis

WashPo Op-Ed on Iran’s Water Crisis

Forget the politics. Iran has bigger problems. By Seth M. Siegel On May 19, Iran goes to the polls to select a new president. So far the campaign has been dominated by the economy. Unemployment is high, and oil prices are low. The lifting of sanctions following Tehran’s nuclear agreement with the West has yet […]

JPost Op-Ed on Israel’s Water Miracle

JPost Op-Ed on Israel’s Water Miracle

Israel’s greatest victory? The emphasis on water – and the talk about making the desert bloom – accelerated after independence in May 1948. By Seth M. Siegel There isn’t a high school student in Israel who doesn’t know about the War of Independence, the Six Day War and the audacious raid at Entebbe among other […]

WSJ Op-Ed on the largest charitable gift in Israel’s history

WSJ Op-Ed on the largest charitable gift in Israel’s history

After Fleeing the Nazis, a Legacy That Won’t Run Dry The frugal couple bumped into young Warren Buffett. Now they’ve left millions to Israeli water research. By Seth M. Siegel How does one overcome almost unimaginable horror and trauma? For Holocaust survivors Howard and Lottie Marcus, the healing came, in part, from the hope that […]

Essay on my career in The New York Times

Essay on my career in The New York Times

By my count, I’ve had careers in seven industries, each unrelated to the others. While this might make me sound like someone who doesn’t know what he wants out of his professional life, it all matches a plan I developed while still in my late teens.