Chairman's Welcome Letter

Dear Participants,

Following the success of past WATEC events, it is my honor and pleasure to invite you to participate in WATEC Israel, The Israeli Water Week.

Out of the necessity of contending with difficult and adverse climate and geographical conditions and supported by its entrepreneurial culture, Israel has become a globally unique water solutions hub.

One of the most significant challenges in the global water arena is the reduction of pressure on natural water resources, among other resources, caused by rapid population growth, climate change and increased industrial activity. It is clear today that advanced technologies are the key to more efficient exploitation of natural resources (water, soil, energy & materials). It is estimated that new technologies and smart water solutions will contribute to the provision of almost two-thirds of the additional quantities of water required in future decades.

Bringing together Israeli & international business executives, water utility engineers, political decisions makers and leading researchers, WATEC promises to be a premier showcase for the most advanced technologies and solutions from Israel and around the world.

I am confident that you will benefit from the stimulating and dynamic atmosphere, exciting range of topics and cutting-edge technological and business solutions that will be presented at our water week.


Yossi Yaacoby

Chairman, WATEC Israel