New Delhi: In a bid to further boost the cooperation between Israel and India in the water sector, the Ambassador of Israel in India H.E. Naor Gilon inaugurated the 17th ‘Everything About Water Expo 2022’ at Pragati Maidan in Delhi on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Naor Gilon said, “We are happy to bring four Israeli water experts as speakers in this Water Expo. They took part in a conference, where they shared their experience and technical knowhow about advanced technologies and Israel-India partnership in the field of water. The visit of these water experts to India, to take part in this Water Expo, has further deepened the ongoing water partnership between our two countries.”
Notably, an international conference on innovative and sustainable water and environmental technologies has been launched at the Water Expo, in which four high-level water experts from Israel took part. They shared their knowledge and expertise in a session – chaired by G Asok Kumar, Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga – about India-Israel water partnership.
The four Israeli water experts are:
- Ms. Sally Levy, CEO, Meniv Rishon Ltd, Israel.
- Ms. Tahel Brandes, Adv., Senior Deputy Legal Adviser, The Governmental Authority For Water And Sewage (IWA), Israel.
- Professor Hadas Mamane, Head, Environmental Engineering Program And The Water- Energy (WE) Lab, School Of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
- Dr. Lior Asaf, Water Attache, Embassy Of Israel, New Delhi.
It is to be noted that the conference also witnessed participation of Indian officials working in the water sector.
Another highlight of the event was the inauguration of an Israeli pavilion that showcases cutting-edge water technologies of eight leading Israeli water companies. These companies are introducing solutions related to water distribution and management, filtration, leak detection, wastewater treatment, desalination and water security.
The importance of the water partnership between Israel and India can be understood from the fact that both countries signed two major water agreements to boost cooperation in water conservation and state water utility reform during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in 2017.
Also, India is the only country wherein Israel has the position of Water Attache to help share their best practices and technologies for advancements in India’s water management sector.