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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

WATEC 2007: Where Israeli Water Tech Shines

When it comes to water technology, there is no other nation that comes close to the Jewish state.

Hailed by some as the water tech capital of the world (if not the "Silicon Valley" of water technology), Israel will be highlighting some of the best companies when it comes to preserving life's most precious liquid.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs) WATEC 2007, to be held in Israel from October 30 - November 1, 2007, is intended to display such technologies, emphasizing those developed in Israel, and to allow anyone interested to learn more about innovation, creativity and experience in solving environmental problems, in rich and poor countries alike. [...]

As the saying goes: "Necessity is the mother of invention." Since Israel's early days, the country's water sector has been forced to provide its citizenry with advanced solutions. Situated in one of the world's most arid regions, it was Israel that pioneered and lead the concepts of national water management, drip irrigation, recycling and purifying wastewater, water desalination and in the field of alternative energy- geothermal power technologies.

Israeli water expertise could potentially go a long way in saving lives around the world, not to mention making it easier for soldiers and hikers to drink from polluted streams with simple filtering devices.

Water technology is an already booming industry in Israel, who expects to export up to $1 billion worth by the end of the year.

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