Israel, Nevada Sign Landmark Water Development Deal

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The Algemeiner reports: – Nevada and Israel signed a memorandum of understanding on water-use innovation, marking what is reportedly a first-of-its-kind collaboration agreement between an American state and a Middle East country.

The deal, between Nevada’s WaterStart public-private joint venture and Israel’s National Technological Innovation Authority, was made at Monday’s BusinessH2O Summit, a day-long conference in Las Vegas organized by the US Chamber of Commerce, and paves the way for Israeli water technology companies to eventually set up research and production facilities in the notoriously arid state of Nevada.

“Our private sector needs to partner with water-advanced countries like Israel to adopt new technologies and best practices in water management, which will help create jobs and grow our economy,” said Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of international affairs for the US Chamber of Commerce, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

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