Tag: Water Technology


Ecwatech Russia, the largest water technology event in Eastern Europe, took place in Moscow at the beginning of this month, with 700 exhibitors from around the globe and over 12,000 visitors. The Israeli booth at the event drew some of Read more…


Having arrived in Toronto on a rainy Saturday afternoon, slightly dazzled by the five hour jetlag, I woke up today to find an even rainier – and colder – day. It seems to suit the motive of the trip which Read more…


Until not too long ago, entering the water business with technology solutions for water utilities typically meant long, capital-intensive, integration-heavy, project-driven initiatives.

Times are changing, and we are at the beginning of a new era. There is definitely a sense of inherent scalability baked into the next generation of cleantech startups, and water is not lagging behind.

But how can one build a scalable business in a space characterized by gigantic projects, endless sales cycles and huge contracts?


AguAgro Fund LP has acquired water technology incubator Kinrot Technology Ventures from Canada’s Stern Partners Inc. in a share-swap deal, reports Globes. Stern Partners, run by president Ronald Stern, will reportedly get a stake in AquAgro, an Israeli venture capital Read more…


A UK-based renewable energy company has received a $61 million grant from the Australian government to build the world’s first utility-scale wave power project. Ocean Power Technologies will begin construction of the 19-megawatt project in the waters off Victoria in Read more…


Safe drinking water from thin air? That’s the claim of San Luis Obispo, California, based Atmospheric Water Systems (AWS), which offers a product line of air-filtering water systems under the brand Dewpointe. Founded more than a year and a half Read more…


Water agencies facing droughts and shortages of freshwater, such as in coastal California, have been turning increasingly to desalination this year. However, current desalination methods can be expensive and energy inefficient. Watchdog groups prefer water conservation and efficiency efforts, and Read more…


Water technology, solar innovation, Israel’s electric cars: I’d originally written this story for ISRAEL21c a few months ago when we were planning on launching its new Environment channel. The new channel was finally up this week. Consider it a good Read more…


Presently, it is not as if the folks of Santiago are running outside their homes with their own polypropylene mesh nets ready to catch any drop of rain that falls. However, the convergence of changing climate patterns and an increased competition for scarce water resources among various growing industries has pushed water politics to the forefront of national Chilean economic and environmental discussions.


The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute reports that water technology exports totaled $1.4 billion in 2008 – double the 2005 amount. The global water market is worth $400 billion annually and is expected to rise to $537 billion next Read more…

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