Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett launched the flagship “Water City” project in China on his visit to China in late November 2014, announcing that the city of Shougang in the Shandong province would be the focus of Israel’s water-related activities in the country. The announcement was made in the presence of Chinese municipal officials during Minister Bennett’s visit to China, leading a business delegation with representatives of 15 Israeli companies seeking opportunities for Israeli water technologies.

As Chinese water systems face many, challenges including rapid population growth and widespread contamination of the country’s water resources, China is “thirsty” for Israeli solutions.

Israeli water technologies will be implemented in the “Water City” project in Shougang for commercial use, which will showcase solutions offered by Israeli companies in real-world conditions in an effort to persuade Chinese authorities to adopt these solutions in other Chinese cities. The city of Shougang was chosen following a stringent selection process by representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Economy and their Chinese counterparts. As part of the project, the city will enjoy technologies offered by Israeli firms in the fields of desalination, sewage management, irrigation, reuse of water for agricultural, water supply and more. This is a first-of-its-kind enterprise supported by the joint Israel-China Mission entrusted with advancing bilateral economic ties.

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