Water Technology Forum to Highlight Israeli Conservation, Alternative Energy Solutions

ZAG-S&W Press Release
March 22, 2010

Washington, D.C. – March 22, 2010 – On Tuesday, March 23 at 5:30pm, a tripartite panel of experts will discuss innovative water conservation and alternative energy solutions at The American Association for the Advancement of Science in a forum sponsored by the Embassy of Israel, ZAG-S&W and the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation.  

“Many Israeli clean technology and renewable energy companies are well positioned to capitalize on opportunities in the global market,” said Noam Katz, Minister of Public Diplomacy at the Embassy of Israel. “A number of Israeli companies have developed innovative solutions to the ongoing challenges of preserving water resources and developing sources of renewable energy. Some of these technologies offer the prospect of enhanced water conservation and reuse, coupled with economic development, in many areas of the globe.”    

“Together with our colleagues in the firm’s Tel Aviv office, we have had the opportunity to work with a number of Israeli innovators in the clean and renewable energy technology, and water conservation fields,” said ZAG-S&W’s Jeffrey M. Karp, co-leader of the firm’s Climate-Related Business & Technology Group. “We are delighted to participate in this joint outreach with the Embassy of Israel and the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation.”                                           

Panel members include Booky Oren, executive chairman of the Miya Water Company; Ohad Cohen, commercial attaché at the Embassy of Israel; and Virginia State Senator Bob Hull. Oren has served as the corporate vice president for business development at Netafim, the largest micro-irrigation company in the world as well as chairman of Mekorot, Israel's national water company. Cohen has a long history of supporting international economic cooperation efforts of the State of Israel at his postings in the United States, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Senator Hull sponsored the bill creating a Virginia-Israel Partnership Council that advises the Governor on ways to improve economic and cultural links between the Commonwealth and the State of Israel, with a focus on the areas of commerce and trade, arts and education, and general government.  

The panel will be moderated by Ann Liebschutz, Executive Director, U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation.   

This water technology forum will explore Israeli water conservation and water-based technologies, highlight innovative Israeli companies in the water sector and alternative energy sectors and discuss the ways in which Israeli water technologies are being implemented to solve problems in the United States.

About ZAG-S&W

ZAG-S&W is the world's only true Israeli-American law firm committed to the success of Israeli and U.S. companies seeking to do business between each other's countries. ZAG-S&W is a law firm partnership—one entity—not a referral relationship, with approximately 220 lawyers in the United States and Israel. Our innovative business model enables us to provide completely integrated, cost-efficient legal services, leveraging our expertise on both sides of the Atlantic to help advance our clients’ objectives with maximum efficiency—whether it's forming a joint venture, entering into a licensing agreement, or listing a company on NASDAQ.  However, ZAG-S&W does more than just provide legal services.  We build business bridges for our clients, connecting them with the right players and the right resources to gain a competitive edge. For further information please see http://www.zag-sw.com

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