On May 5, 2017, the Israeli Economic Delegation of the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry in Texas and the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a first-of-its-kind event in the city of Austin for 200 key players from the Texas water industry and government.

The event presented innovative Israeli water technologies developed to meet market demand for improving and optimizing water consumption on municipal and state levels.

“This is a significant event for the water industry, and the first of its kind in the state of Texas,” noted Shay Luvshis, the new Israel Economic Attaché in Houston.

“We are proud to support the Israeli water industry and hope to become the main interface for Israeli-Texan water trade in an effort to promote the successful cooperation between the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry and the Ministry of Energy and the leading water industry authorities in Texas.”

Among the presenting companies were Elbit Systems of America, Amiad Water Systems, BioPetroClean, Master Meter and Netafim.

The conference was held in partnership with the Israeli Innovation Authority, the Israeli Water Authority, senior government officials and members of the Texas Congress. The featured speaker was Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

Texas officials were encouraged to sign up for the international WATEC Exhibition in Israel next September. The previous WATEC in 2015 drew 10,000 participants from 90 countries.