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BGU Signs Agreement With Wisconsin Water Council

BGU Signs Agreement With Wisconsin Water Council

December 6, 2017

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The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle — The Water Council of Wisconsin signed an agreement with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev during Gov. Scott Walker’s trade mission to Israel.

The Water Council, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit advocating for water industry development, and BGU’s  Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, signed an agreement to collaborate on water-related research with the goal introducing new technologies.

Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker (third from left) with BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi at the signing of the agreement at BGU with Prof. Noam Weisbrod (left), director of the Zuckerberg Institute, and Dean Amhaus, president and chief executive officer of The Water Council

The Zuckerberg Institute, Israel’s largest and leading water institute, conducts interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research and graduate education in water sciences, aimed at improving human well-being through technologies and policies for sustainable use of water resources.

This agreement with BGU was signed at the University’s Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva.

The Water Council also signed an agreement with the Israel Innovation Authority to develop a new research partnership. This partnership is to have Israeli and Wisconsin water technology start-up companies collaborate on new applications for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and other Wisconsin water utilities.

“These agreements will further enhance Wisconsin’s international reputation as a global leader in water technology by forging new partnerships that will pay dividends in the long run,” says Gov. Walker.

“These partnerships will strengthen the sector in both countries, and are expected to open new markets to water technology companies in Wisconsin and Israel.”

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