British Water and Israeli R&D agency MATIMOP sign MoU

British Water, which represents the UK water industry supply chain, and MATIMOP, the Israeli agency for industrial R&D, have signed an agreement that will enable the water industries of each country to collaborate more closely on tenders and research projects.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by British Water and MATIMOP sets up a framework for the organisations to work together on a range of areas of common interest, including water management technology, water reuse and the use of renewable energy sources in water purification, reclamation and desalination.

The MoU will also facilitate greater joint projects targeted at developing new product applications and processes to be commercialised in the global market.

Israel has been coping with water scarcity since its founding, leading to the development of several novel and efficient water technologies that are gaining recognition internationally as concerns about water scarcity increase in other countries.