Last month (July 2010), I had the honor to accompany a team of Taiwanese television station- DaAi TV Network, who has visited Israel for a series of programs on Israeli Water Technologies. DaAi (Chinese: 大愛, means “Great Love”)TV is aired by satellite worldwide, and has millions of viewers in the Far East and America.
The idea of sending Taiwanese TV crew to cover Israeli Water Technologies was born after those technologies have left strong impressions on Taiwanese delegation of Ministry of Environmental Protection while visiting WATEC last November. DaAi TV with the assistance of the director of economic affairs ofISECO, Mr. Ophir Gore and The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute have tailored a two weeks tour to cover the following topics: desalination; water conservation and leaks prevention; water management and transportation; water purification; filtration; sewage treatment and wastewater recycling; water control, management, and monitoring; irrigation; and Israel’s Bedouin community.
Together we have visited Netafim Ltd., IDE Technologies Ltd., Shari Arison’s water venture MIYA, Whitewater Technology Group portfolio company Checklight Ltd., Motorola Israel Ltd. unit Mottech Water Management Solutions Ltd., and despite previous publications, we were even able to squeeze a meeting with Mr. Assaf Barnea, CEO of Israel’s premier water technologies incubator Kinrot Technology Ventures.