Israeli water experts for Victoria

October 11, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Embassy of Israel in Canberra, in collaboration with the Jewish National Fund of Australia (JNF) and the State Government of Victoria, has announced the visit of two renowned Israeli water experts to the State of Victoria this month.

Oded Distel

Their visit will facilitate and promote the two-way flow of knowledge and expertise in drought management, an area of mutual interest and significant concern to both Australia and Israel.

Professor Noam Weisbrod – director of the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, and  Oded Distel – the founder and former director of “Israel NewTech”, Israel’s world-renowned National Energy and Water Program at the Ministry of Economy and Industry, will be visiting Victoria from 21-29 October.

Prof Noam Weisbrod

This is the second visit of Israeli water experts to Australia this year. In January 2019, Professors Weisbrod, Eilon Adar and Shimon Tal visited Queensland and New South Wales. Following this fruitful exchange, a Memorandum of Understanding on water management co-operation was signed in August between the governments of Israel and Queensland.

During their visit to Victoria, Prof. Weisbrod and  Oded Distel will meet numerous stakeholders and relevant counterparts within the government, leading universities and research institutions.

Israel has consistently been at the forefront of water management and conservation, developing innovative technologies which benefit arid communities around the world. This visit is the perfect opportunity to enhance, advance and further strengthen the valuable co-operation between Israel and Australia in this field and others.

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