Satellite Events 2017-08-17T08:10:02+00:00

International conference:  Cutting-edge Solutions to Wicked Water Programs
Sunday-Monday, September 10-11, 2017 
Venue: Tel Aviv University Campus

The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) and the Water Research Center of Tel Aviv University are co-hosting a dynamic two-day dialogue on how water managers, engineers, scientists and policy makers are working together to develop and implement solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing water challenges.  The conference will be held in state-of-the art facilities at the Tel Aviv University campus.

Why come to Israel for this conference?  Located in a semi-arid region characterized by chronic water scarcity, Israel has become a global leader in developing and applying innovative water solutions and technologies. In addition, conference attendees have the option of attending WATEC 2017, Israel’s biennial Water Technology and Environmental Control Exhibition & Conference, which will be held in Tel Aviv immediately following this conference.

For detailed information on the Cutting-edge Solutions to Wicked Water Programs,  please click here.

Regulators Seminar
Monday, September 11, 2017
09:00 – 18:30

The Regulators workshop aims to foster cooperation among water regulators from around the world, and to share best practices with regulators facing common challenges in managing sustainable water sectors in changing environments.
We Believe Together We Will Improve World-Wide Water Management!
The activities throughout the day are oriented to foster learning among the participants, based on their personal experience and their stories of failures and success, moderated by experience moderators from the water sector and academia.

Click here to view the necessary criteria for applying to the workshop as well as the preliminary program.

If you meet the criteria, click here to download and complete the application questionnaire.
Completed form must be returned to REGULATION@WATER.GOV.IL

** By invitation only

Monday, September 11, 2017
14:30 – 19:00

Investors Conference where Start Ups meet and pitch

Start-Up companies involved in the water sector who are interested in a unique opportunity to present their technology to leading global investors, are welcome to apply to present at the CleanVest Summit 2017.

The Cleanvest Summit 2017 offers Israeli water technology entrepreneurs a platform for meeting potential investors and holding in-depth discussions regarding possible partnerships and/or investment opportunities.

Israel-Africa Water Cooperation
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
15:00 – 20:00

The “Israel-Africa Water Cooperation” event will focus on enhancing the ties, knowledge and cooperation between Israel and African Countries in the field of water.

The event will emphasize the potential for cooperation between Israel and African Countries, both in the governmental and the private sector, with regard to the development of the water sector in the fields of: water quality, regulation, agriculture and project financing. The event is an important component of the Israeli Government policy to strengthen its ties and collaboration with African countries.

** By invitation only

Israel Innovative Water Technologies for the China Market
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The seminar is dedicated to the Chinese delegations and will deal with the Chinese needs and the Israeli water technologies and the possibilities for a successful collaboration. One of the aims is to show the Chinese Visitors the importance we hold to the relations between our countries and the great potential we see in cooperation between our industries in the water sector. The event will include a glimpse of some of the most innovative and leading Israeli companies in water treatment, analysis, control and metering. These companies are familiar with the Chinese market and will share their experience with the attendees.

The Seminar will be held in English with simultaneous translation in Chinese

OECD – WWC – Netherlands Roundtable on Financing Water
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
09:00 – 18:00

OECD – WWC – Netherlands Roundtable on Financing Water

Moderator: Dr. Xavier Leflaive, Principal Administrator (Water) OECD

The water community regularly sends wake-up calls that the sector is strained of capital. However, these calls will only deliver if the impetus they generate is sustained and leads to action. The rationale of a Roundtable on Water Finance is to provide a mechanism to sustain the impetus last revived by the agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals, to further identify and promote concrete options to improve the financial system’s effectiveness in mobilising capital towards investment in sustainable, resilient water infrastructure. The Roundtable is a joint initiative by the OECD, the World Water Council and the Netherlands. Please visit  for more information and the outcome of the inaugural meeting of the Roundtable.

To view detailed agenda please click here

** By invitation only

GreenMed Summit
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
09:45 – 12:30

GreenMed Summit

09:45 – 11:00 WORKSHOP 1

Italy-Israel: joint Projects of Green Technology and Industrial Research

Opportunities and Funding

11:15 – 12:30 WORKSHOP 2

The Region of Lazio: a fast growing high tech system

Collaboration proposals from Institutions and Companies

12:30 – 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

Click here to view the detailed GreenMed Summit 2017

** By Invitation only

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Wetskills Water Challenge will be organized for the second time in Israel. Wetskills is a two-week event for university level students and young water professionals from around the globe. Participants work in multidisciplinary and intercultural teams to develop out-of-the-box solutions for local water challenges, posed by Case Owners.

This Wetskills event will contain 17 participants  from various Israeli and Dutch universities, related to water. In total four cases will be elaborated, amongst them from Mekorot and Netafim. Wetskills will formally start on Sep 3, 2017 with two days of team building in and outside Haifa and Lake Kinnereth to water-related and cultural sites. On Sep 5 an opening event will take place and hosted by GWRI, Technion and Kinnereth College. On this day, called BrainHurricane, case owners present their challenge to the student teams and various experts will advised the teams in speed date sessions.

Over the next 9 days the participants’ teams will work on the challenge with periodic guidance of Dutch and Israeli supervisors, and support from diverse local experts from academia, companies and governmental institutes. Each team will present its solution at the end of the (two-week) challenge during a special pitch session as part of the program of the WATEC Israel 2017.

Since 2010, more than 500 students and young professionals from about 100 international universities and organizations have participated in one of the 25 Wetskills Water Challenges organized in Asia (China, Taiwan, Indonesia and India), North Africa & Middle East (Israel, Oman, Morocco, Iran and Egypt), Sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa & Mozambique), Europe (United Kingdom, Romania & the Netherlands) and North America (United States & Canada).

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Rotary satellite event held during the WATEC 2017 will have two parts:

The first is an international symposium organized by Israel Rotary District`s Water and Sanitation Committee, chaired by WASRAG Ambassador PDG Avner Fuchs

Global Water and Sanitation Crisis- Alleviation by Education and Training

Speakers will include Nobel Laureate Prof. Dan Shechtman, Prof Laster an expert on environmental law,
Prof. Avner Adin Chair of Adin Holdings, Mr. Eli Ronen past Chairman of Mekorot, the Israeli National Water Company and many more personalities and experts involved in the effective address of Water and Sanitation challenges in Israel and the role of civil awareness and education in this regard.

The symposium will be run by Rotarian Michael Pascal, a well-known water expert.

For more information please contact: and/or Graziella at 052-6908054.

Next to the symposium the Rotary Hands Across Water
Cross Culture Education program 
will host excelling young students from school programs, who will visit the exhibition and present their innovative solution ideas to global and local water challenges

For more information click here

Global Water Works
Go-To-Market Strategies and Success Stories for WaterTech
Thursday, September 14, 2017
09:30 – 11:00

Media Partnership for Water Finance+Growth Summit

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