WaterTAP promotes the Ontario Water Sector in Israel
Oct 30, 2013
Supported by the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Israel’s Economic Mission to Canada and WaterTAP, the Ministry of Research and Innovation and Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment organized a Water Technology Mission to Israel to participate in one of the world’s largest water tech conferences, WATEC 2013, from Oct. 22-24 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
“WATEC is a clear expression of the worldwide interest in water technology,” said WaterTAP CEO Brian Mergelas. “It’s exciting to attend this international gathering and to share Ontario’s story and strengthen our bonds with Israel’s vibrant water sector.”
Prior to the conference, he spoke about opportunities and challenges in the Ontario water sector at a Canada-Israel Water Technologies Partnering Event organized by the Canadian Embassy, Israel’s National Water Company Mekorot and the Province of Ontario. Mergelas also participated in WATEC’s opening panel discussion on Joining Forces to Develop Smart, Cost Effective Urban Water Utilities.
Led by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, the mission included Ontario’s water tech companies and universities such 2G Robotics, Clearford Industries, Echologics, Isotope Tracer Technologies, the Ontario Clean Water Agency, Pure Technologies, RealTech, Trent University, Water Quality Centre, the University of Guelph and WaterTAP all based at the Ontario Pavilion.
About WaterTAP Ontario
The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) was established in 2010 by the Government of Ontario. It brings private sector experience and guidance to helping water industry entrepreneurs access the resources they need to successfully commercialize their products and services and grow their businesses.