Booky Oren, Chairman of "WATEC 2011": 'The water market is a conservative one and therefore the marketing strategy to foreign countries had to be changed and now calls for cooperation.'
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
It is said that by 2030 the world's population will require 50% more water than what we currently consume. Therefore we will need to look at innovative technologies to provide the means to cope with our lack of natural resources. Israel was forced into coping with this situation sooner than other countries, and it is working towards the goal of become a state with an independent water supply by 2015, thus avoiding the need to rely solely on rainwater. This remarkable feat will be achieved thanks to water sources produced technologically including Desalination Installations, Water Recycling, and advanced Water Management Systems throughout the country.
Throughout most of the world these water production methods have yet to be applied, and Israel, which constitutes only 0.04% of the global water consumption, has become a strong symbol of technology-based water independence.
Today, the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor lists some 166 water tech enterprises, including 91 companies offering water efficiency solutions, 50 companies specializing in wastewater reuse and desalination, and another 25 offering water control and command systems.
Given the innovative advances coming out of Israel’s water tech industry, it is often considered the world’s Silicon Valley of water technology. With so many water centered events happening worldwide it is evident that the world understands and acknowledges the importance of Israel's experience in this field, the question is "How can we learn from the Israeli experience in the water domain?"
The WATEC 2011 Conference & Exhibition, produced by the Israel Trade Fairs Center in conjunction with Government of Israel; the government's water project - Israel NewTech; The Israeli Export Institute and MATIMOP (Israeli Industry Center for R&D), will provide the perfect opportunity to hear from and meet a range of growing water, energy & environment companies seeking a combination of partners, investment and professional services to develop their companies.This will be a massive opportunity to be involved in such important questions that challange our world both now and in the near future.