Two agreements signed during Gov. Walker’s trade mission

The Water Council has signed two agreements aimed at increasing collaboration and developing new water technology partnerships between the Milwaukee-based organization and Israel, Gov. Scott Walker’s office announced.

The council and the Israel Innovation Authority agreed to develop a research partnership in which Israeli and Wisconsin water technology companies will collaborate on developing new applications for MMSD and other Wisconsin water utilities.

The council and the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev also signed an agreement that calls for collaboration on water-related research.

The agreements were signed in separate ceremonies on Walker’s last full day of his trade mission to Israel.

“For the past year The Water Council has laid the groundwork for the development of these vitally important agreements, which will result in bringing together our two world water technology hubs,” said Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council.

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