Tel Aviv, Israel – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein led a roundtable discussion on water challenges in Florida and the contributions that Israeli technologies could lend to ongoing research and improvements.

“One of the single greatest ways we can collaborate with our Israeli partners is by information and technology sharing about water quality and supply,” said Governor DeSantis. “Our friends in Israel have developed innovative ways to mitigate challenges that we share in common, and this was a productive conversation about how Floridians might benefit from these best practices.”

Photo Credit: Governor’s Press Office

Topics discussed by roundtable participants ranged from water quantity, including reuse and innovative technology to 21st century infrastructure like leak detection and mitigation technology. Panelists also discussed innovative technology for water quality and creating a culture of water ethics related to conservation and usage.

“I appreciate the opportunity to join Governor DeSantis on this mission trip and to learn from Israeli leaders who have implemented cutting edge technology and innovative solutions to solve complex water issues,” said DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein. “Today’s discussion was informative, and I look forward to continuing to the conversation and exploring the viability of some of these solutions in Florida.”



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