Behind the Scenes: Stephen Stock’s Journey Through Israel

Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock traveled halfway around the world to investigate solutions to California's water crisis. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from his journey to Israel.

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Officials from Aryeh Pools Regional Center for Wastewater Purification describe how plant works. From left to right, Arieh pools manager Ami Baruchi, IFPC Michal Marmary, Field crop manager Avigdor Kalfa, JNF Representative Josephy "Yossi" Schreiber, Stephen Stock, Sessions Company Vice Director Uri Asher. (Aryeh Pools in Negev Desert at Moshvey Hanegev)
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Stephen and a pomegrante farmer walk through a orchard that exists in the Negev Desert only because of use of recycled water. (Tifrah Recycled Water Reservoir in Negev Desert)
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Stephen Stock and videojournalist Jeremy Carroll tape a segment in an agricultural field in the Negev Desert. (Negev Desert)
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The crew poses outside Hashita School (Kindergarden through 10th grade) where water is harvested by children to use in school bathrooms. Uzi Mizrachi, Michal Marmary, Jeremy Carroll, Stephen Stock. (Oct. 2015 - Rehovot)
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Stephen poses with students at Hashita School in Rehovot where water is harvested by the school children for re-use. (Oct. 2015 - Rehovot)
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The crew, videojournalist Jeremy Carroll and reporter Stephen Stock, pose with Milken Institute's Dr. Glenn Yago and Shira Eting outside walls to old Jerusalem. (Oct. 2015 - Jerusalem)
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Videojournalist Jeremy Carroll and reporter Stephen Stock take a moment after interviews outside the walls of The Old City of Jerusalem. (Oct. 2015 - Jerusalem)
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Stephen Stock standing on the border with the West Bank overlooking the dry Jordan Valley and East Jerusalem. (Oct. 2015 - East Jerusalem)
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The Temple Mount with old walls surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem taken from Mount of Olives. (Oct. 2015 - Mount of Olives)
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Videojournalist Jeremy Carroll capturing the scene of the Temple Mount from the vantage point of the Mount of Olives. (Oct. 2015 - Mount of Olives)
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Daybreak over the Mediterranean Sea at Tel Aviv beach. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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Jeremy Carroll listens as reknown Israeli archaeologist Avner Goren explains the history of water in and around Jerusalem with the old city walls in the background. (Oct. 2015 - Jerusalem)
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The crew poses in front of old Jerusalem viewed from the south. Avner Goren, Shira Eting, Stephen Stock, Uzi Mizrachi, Jeremy Carroll. (Oct. 2015 - Jerusalem)
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Original rock put in place more than 3,000 years ago that served as an aqueduct to bring water from beyond Bethlehem to Jerusalem. (Oct. 2015 - Jerusalem)
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Outside the Jaffa Gate Old Jerusalem with videojournalist Jeremy Carroll and archaeologist Avner Goren. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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The Jaffa Gate into the Old City of Jerusalem leading into the Armenian Quarter. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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The streets of Old Jerusalem. Notice the stones in the foreground. Archaeologist believe they date back to the time of the Romans. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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Outside the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter of Old Jerusalem. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre viewing the shrine at the spot where many Christians believe Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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The shrine inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre surrounding the tomb where many Christians believe the body of Jesus of Nazareth was buried and three days later resurrected. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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Below ground inside an extremely large underground cistern used to store rainwater. Put in during acient times it is still used to this day. With Shira Eting and Avner Goren. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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Residents of the Jewish Quarter of Old Jerusalem go about their daily routines. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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Looking over the Western Wall from the Jewish Quarter of Old Jerusalem with Jeremy Carroll and archaeologist Avner Goren. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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The Western or Wailing Wall at the Temple Mount in Old Jerusalem. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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Looking down the division separating men and women from praying at the Western Wall. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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Excavated ruins from Roman times along the western wall of Old Jerusalem. Notice the horizontal ridges cut out by human hands running along the wall is several places. Archaeologists believe those ridges held water pipes to supply Jerusalem with water long ago. (Oct. 2015 - Old City of Jerusalem)
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Homes in East Jerusalem. Notice the many cisterns collecting and holding rainwater dotting the roofs of the homes throughout the area. (Oct. 2015 - Jerusalem)
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Walls surround a unisex beach where men and women rotate days to play in the surf, only one sex allowed at a time. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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The surf of the Meditterranean Sea at the beach near the port of Tel Aviv. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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The Dead Sea. Notice the absolute dry, arid conditions surrounding the water and the mountains in the background marking the country of Jordan. (Oct. 2015 - Dead Sea)
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At the shore of the Dead Sea taken at the lowest point in the world not underwater-400 meters below sea level. (Oct. 2015 - Dead Sea)
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The skyline of Tel Aviv showing the many roof-top cisterns holding water the dot many buildings throughout the region. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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Stephen Stock interviews former Israeli head of Desalination Authority Abraham Tenne at WaTech Conference in Tel Aviv. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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NBC Bay Area's makeshift television studio set up by videojournalist Jeremy Carroll at WaTech Conference. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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Part of the delegation of California officials answering questions at the WaTech Conference in Tel Aviv. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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Stephen Stock and Jeremy Carroll in front of the long row of international flags representing all the countries with delegations attending the WaTech Conference 2015. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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Videojournalist Jeremy Carroll taking video at the world's largest desalination plant, Sorek, outside Tel Aviv. (Oct. 2015 - Outside Tel Aviv)
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The crew saying one last goodbye, reporter Stephen Stock, NBC Driver Uzi Mizrachi, videojournalist Jeremy Carroll at Ben Gurion Airport ready to return to US. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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NBC fixer Ofer Kimel with videojournalist Jeremy Carroll waiting on El Al secuirty officials to clear NBC gear for return flight home from Ben Gurion Airport. (Oct. 2015 - Tel Aviv)
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