WHO ARE THE MARCUSES? – Review by Lois Alter Mark

In 2016, Howard and Lottie Marcus made a $500 million donation to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. It was the largest charitable gift in the history of the State of Israel and yet no one seemed to know who they were. Their goal was to make a contribution to world peace and they believed water scarcity could be the cause of conflict. Amazingly, all the issues that were important to them were able to come together in their history-making donation. The does a deep dive into the relationship between water and, well, everything. We learn that a significant percentage of the population does not have access to safe, clean water and that, when you understand the interconnectedness of all countries, you realize that the next world war could be fought over water.

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