Feb 19

Texas’ Looming Water Crisis: How Israeli Tech Could Save the Day

Dallas, Texas

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American Jewish Committee
SMU John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies
Jewish National Fund
Providing Local Context for a Global Issue: A Look at Texas and Israel
Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev
Roy J. Zuckerberg Career Development Chair for Water Research Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Scott Moore
Former Water Resource Management Specialist, The World Bank Group
Peter Lake
Chairman, Texas Water Development Board
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SMU Cox School of Business
Ernst and Young Gallery
6214 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75275
Event Chairs
Adam Lampert

Managing water use is not just a global issue anymore. It’s local. Join AABGU Dallas at the SMU Tower Center, in partnership with American Jewish Committee (AJC), to hear from local and global water experts about water management in Texas and Israel.


This event is open to the public and free of charge. However, registration is required.

Click here to register.

For more information, contact Sissy Zoller at szoller@aabgu.org or 646-452-3710

Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev is a senior lecturer in the Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, which is part of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. A passionate advocate for the global access to fresh water, he pursued his interest in the practical application of desalination technology and earned his Ph.D. in microbiology from Bar-Ilan University, followed by post-doctorate work at Yale University. Today at BGU’s Sede Boqer Campus in southern Israel, Dr. Bar-Zeev leads a multidisciplinary team of young scientists who explore subjects ranging from environmental engineering and aquatic microbiology to virology.

Scott Moore is a political scientist whose interests center on environmental sustainability, technology, and international relations. His first book, Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflict, Cooperation, and Institution-Building in Shared River Basins (Oxford University Press, 2018), examines how climate change and other pressures affect the likelihood of conflict over water within countries. At Penn, Scott is Director of the Penn Global China Program. Previously, Scott was a water resources management specialist at the World Bank Group, and Environment, Science, Technology, and health officer for China at the U.S. Department of State.

Peter Lake has served as a board member of the Texas Water Development Board since December 2015. Governor Greg Abbott designated him chairman in February 2018. Lake has held a variety of financial roles across a number of industries. Previously, he acted as director of research and head of automated trading at Gambit Trading, a member firm of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In this capacity, he led the firm’s market research initiatives and directed the development of its first automated trading programs. As one of the firm’s proprietary market makers he also traded interest rate derivatives, primarily focusing on U.S. Treasury bond futures.