Joint Israeli-Emirati water research program set to open in Abu Dhabi | JNS
An agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi for launch a joint Israeli-Emirati water research program as part of a collaboration between the Israeli company Watergen and Baynunah, a sister company of the Al Dahra Group, an Emirati agricultural group specializing in food security.
He will also work with the Moshe Mirilashvili Institute for Applied Water Studies at Tel Aviv University.
At the air-to-water technology signing ceremony last week, Dr Michael Mirilashvili, President and CEO of Watergen; Professor Ariel Porat, President of Tel Aviv University; Professor Milette Shamir, Vice-President of Tel Aviv University; Amos Elad, vice president of the Resource Development and Public Affairs Division at Tel Aviv University; Professor Dror Avisar, director of the Moshe Mirilashvili Institute for Applied Water Studies at Tel Aviv University; HE Khedaim Abdulla Al Derei, Vice-President and Co-Founder of the Al Dahra Group; Eitan Na’eh, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and other senior officials and members of the parties.
“Tel Aviv University is firmly committed to excellence in research and to broad international collaboration,” Shamir said. “The research of the Joint Water Program will build on our particular academic strengths and pave the way for collaboration with the UAE in other common research areas, as well as exchange programs of students and professors. “
In addition to university cooperation, Watergen and Baynunah laid the cornerstone for a Watergen production facility in the United Arab Emirates. The joint venture will also market similar facilities in the Gulf States and Africa.
Watergen’s technology makes it possible to produce clean, high-quality water from air only. Its devices use a standard connection to electricity or other alternative energy sources, such as solar panels, and can produce up to 6,000 liters of potable water per day.
Its devices are deployed in more than 80 countries around the world and are located in remote villages, hospitals, city centers, public parks, schools, office buildings and even in disaster areas.
“The Abrahamic Accords gave the countries of the Middle East the opportunity to improve and advance their relations in various fields,” said Mirilashvili. “Thanks to the agreements, we, an Israeli company, are able to cooperate with our neighbors in the Middle East to solve one of the region’s difficult problems: water scarcity.
He continued, noting that “throughout history conflicts have centered on the control of water sources. Today, we are doing the opposite: building peace and a common future around revolutionary Israeli technology to provide a plug-and-play solution that allows all residents of the UAE and the world unlimited access to pure off-grid drinking water.
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