Israel and Taiwan have entered into a collaborative exchange geared towards using each county’s individual expertise in different fields of green technology to help improve the infrastructure of both nations.
Simona Halperin, the representative of Israel’s Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan, announced a one day seminar in Taipei to act as a forum for the exchange of ideas between the two delegations. Three private Isralie companies, as well as Alona Sheafer Karo, director general of Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, were in attendance to share knowledge on issues relating to environmental protection and renewable energy.
There was a particular focus on the area of water management, in which Israel enjoys particularly strong reputation around the world, having had to make use of limited resources to create its own highly effective water management, recycling and desalination systems.
Taiwan, meanwhile, was able to share solutions for solid waste management. Chih C. Chao of the government sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute held forth on Taiwan’s systems of compulsory waste sorting and incineration, which has now usurped the use of landfills as the number one method of waste disposal, going along way to help to make more of the island’s limited space available.
Of the back of the exchange there now are hopes that Taiwan and Israel will also be able to work together to start developing solar power projects over the course of the next year. Halperin said: “Where I see the greatest potential is in identifying exactly that the areas where each of us has the strength.”
This is not the first time that Israel has shared it’s expertise in clean technologies, especially water management, with other nation’s around the world. Just last month a mission of experts visited India with a few to seeing how Israeli companies could help serve the urban water management needs of keys cities such as Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, in central India. Of the visit Abraham Tenne, of Israel’s Water Authority commented that: “There is a an almost uncanny fit between India’s needs in the urban water arena, and what Israeli companies are able to offer.”
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