The “WaterVation” event began with a networking reception and guided tours of the campus where companies such as Valley Crest, Netafim, Baseline, Ewing and Master Meter donated, sponsored and integrated their water technologies.
The Center’s founder, Ari Feinstein, started the presentation portion of the evening and introduced Keynote speaker, Mark Ellison, Special Advisor on Economic Development at Texas Water Development Board.
The discussions touched on key issues concerning state water projects and funding as well as the challenges and similarities that face the state in the coming years. Israel has been facing similar challenges for many years and is considered a world leader in water reuse, recycling, desalination and conservation. Many of the existing technologies that Israel brings to the table can offer Texas efficient, cost effective and proven solutions to these challenges and the “WaterVation” event highlighted these opportunities for collaboration between the two great “States”.
With support from the Government of Israel Economic Mission, The Texas Israel Chamber of Commerce and acknowledgement and support from the State of Texas, the Center for Texas Israel Innovation leaders, Ari Feinstein and Sury Sacher are well on their way to helping Israeli and local companies, who have game changing technologies to preserve our most precious resource, get the exposure that they deserve and find a way to fit them into the future infrastructure of the state of Texas.