Skip to Content

Texas-Israeli Water Innovation Showcase

WHEN
Friday May 5, 2017
10am - 4pm

WHERE
J. Garland Warren Room
1100 Aquarena Springs Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666
(map)

Event Flyer (PDF)

The water sector is changing rapidly – new technologies are driving innovations toward water recovery, sustainable water management, desalination and more. Israel is at the forefront of this change and has become a world leader in water efficiency and innovation.

Join the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce and The Meadows Center as we explore how Texas can leverage Israeli water technology to meet our future water challenges. This executive showcase will bring together key leaders in the water industry and in water policy, from both Texas and Israel. Discussions will focus on how to move innovation into practice.

Doors will open at 10am. A light lunch will be provided. 

Space is limited. RSVP by Friday, April 28 to reserve your seat.

Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce

The Meadows Center logo
Expand or Collapse all.
  • AGENDA

    (Click here to download the agenda.)

     

    10:15am - 10:40am: Opening remarks

    • Welcome and introduction by Executive Director of The Meadows Center, Andrew Sansom 
      Importance of cooperation between Texas and Israel and the strategic elements of cooperation by Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce CEO, Toba Hellerstein
      Israel-Texas collaborations by the Ministry of Economy Economic Consul, Shay Luvshis
      Political elements of water ties by the Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Consul, Daniel Agranov

    10:45 - 11:05am: Keynote Speech: Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller

    11:10 - 12:10pm: Company presentations: Elbit, Bermad, Biopetroclean

    • Elbit Systems: Drone technology and its application to Texas agriculture and water needs (Yuval Chaplin)
    • Bermad: Technology and precision engineering for management of water supplies (David Wiehage)
    • BioPetroClean: A recognized worldwide provider of high quality Hydraulic Control Valves (Andy Narayanan)


    12:40 - 1:20pm: Panel discussion between Lyle Larson, Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee - Texas House of Representatives, and Gil Shaki, Senior Director of Water & Energy Technology - Israel Innovation Authority, moderated by Carlos Rubinstein

    1:25 - 1:55: Danny Lacker, Director of Safety and Security at Israeli Water Authority

    1:50 - 2:05: Break 

    2:00 - 2:30: Hydra Water Solutions 

    • Case study of a Texas water company actively seeking partnerships with Israeli companies and technology (Wade Decker and Noe Lopez)

    2:35 - 2:45pm: Break

    2:50 - 4:00pm: Company presentations: Master Meter, Netafim, Netafim

    • Master Meter: Pioneering the design, development and manufacture of precise water meters in millions of homes & businesses in North America (Ian MacLeod)
    • Amiad: Filtration solutions for industrial, municipal and agricultural use (Rebecca Orlans) 
    • Netafim: The road to becoming the world leader in drip irrigation technology (Jim Hunt)
  • The showcase will be held in the J. Garland Warren Room at Bobcat Stadium (in the End Zone Complex) on the Texas State University campus. Click here for a map of the building.

    Directions from I-35 North (Austin):

    • From I-35, take exit 206 to Aquarena Springs Drive and turn right onto Aquarena Springs Drive.
    • Drive straight through the first stop light, then turn left on Thorpe Lane.
    • Take a right on Robbie Lane before HEB and then take another right at the stop sign.
    • Continue straight until you see the End Zone complex parking on the left. 
    • The J. Garland Warren Room is located in the End Zone Complex of Bobcat Stadium. Walk through the double doors and turn right to take the stairs or elevator to the second floor. The registration table will be in the lobby.

    Directions from I-35 South (San Antonio):

    • From I-35, take exit 206 to Aquarena Springs Drive and turn left on Aquarena Springs Drive.
    • Drive straight through the first stop light, then turn left on Thorpe Lane.
    • Take a right on Robbie Lane before HEB and then take another right at the stop sign.
    • Continue straight until you see the End Zone complex parking on the left. 
    • The J. Garland Warren Room is located in the End Zone Complex of Bobcat Stadium. Walk through the double doors and turn right to take the stairs or elevator to the second floor. The registration table will be in the lobby.
  • Anyone involved in Texas water issues are invited and welcome to attend, including, policy makers, legislature and staff, regulatory leaders from water authorities (such as the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality), public utility companies, private sector water technology customers and other water related leaders.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Sponsor logos