Israel to host water conference in Austin, Texas

Event to present Israeli technologies to officials from local water sector

Shoshanna Solomon was The Times of Israel's Startups and Business reporter

Illustrative glass of water (Pixaby free images)
Illustrative glass of water (Pixaby free images)

Israel will showcase its water technologies in a first-of-its-kind event in Austin, Texas, on Friday, to senior officials from the Texas water industry.

The conference, organized by the Israeli Economic Delegation of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, based in Houston, and the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce, will be held directly after the Offshore Technology Conference, the largest energy exhibition in the world.

The water event will be dedicated to the “promotion of innovative and groundbreaking Israeli water technologies” that were developed in Israel to improve and optimize water consumption on municipal and state levels, the organizers said in a statement.

The conference’s featured speaker will be Sid Miller, the current Texas agriculture commissioner. In addition, eight Israeli water and infrastructure companies will present their products and technologies in various fields of water management. Attending will be 200 representatives from the Texas water industry, local Texas authorities, and water corporations.

The event, which will feature opening remarks by the new Israeli economic attaché, Shay Luvshis, is held in partnership with the Israeli Innovation Authority, the Israeli Water Authority, senior government officials and members of the Texas Congress.

The conference aims not only to create a stronger connection between the Israeli and Texas water industries, but to encourage key government officials and local authorities to participate in the WATEC Exhibition, which is taking place in Israel September 12-14. WATEC is one of the largest exhibitions in the world for companies, decision makers, professionals and thought leaders in the water sector, the statement said.

“This is a significant event for the water industry, and the first of its kind in the state of Texas,” said Luvshis.

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