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Monday March 12, 2012 2:11 PM (EST+7)
Israel to lead at international water forum

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RAMALLAH, March 12 (JMCC) - Israel's energy and water minister will lead a delegation trumpeting Israel's successes in wastewater management and efficient use of water at the Sixth World Water forum to be held in France, reports the Jerusalem Post.

The session will conclude with a special Israel presentation about agriculture and a Singaporean talk on urban water management solutions.

“Israel is pioneering in the fields of water technology, conservation, proper management of the resource and efficient and maximum use,” Landau said in a statement released by his office.

“We have pride in this, and we have much to offer. We are considered the leaders in the world in terms of wastewater treatment, and about 93 percent of Israeli wastewater is treated, with about 80% of it restored for reuse. We intend to present at the conference the revolution that has passed through Israel in recent years and to challenge the member countries at the forum to double sewage treatment by the year 2025.”

During the water forum, Landau will also meet with Antoine Ferot, president of French transportation company VEOLIA, as well as other leading global figures in the water industry, the ministry said. He will inaugurate the Israeli pavilion assembled by the Foreign Ministry at the forum’s exhibition center, will attend business meetings between Israeli and French innovators and will host an event for the Jewish community of Marseilles.

“We will offer Israeli expertise toward improving the water markets of countries around the world, with the goal of opening more and more doors for Israeli companies to create relationships with foreign companies and implement international projects,” Landau said.







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