Water futures for coal seam gas under the spotlight

Water management and purification solutions for the coal seam gas and mining industries will be the focus of a special breakfast presentation in Brisbane on Wednesday (May 18).

Israel's water specialists assist CSG and mining.


The Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and the Israel Trade Commission (ITC) in association with Austmine and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) have combined to present the event that showcases the world's best of breed water system solutions, featuring a range of invited companies and technologies from Israel.

Presenter at the breakfast event is Lindsay Delzoppo, the general manager of operations for the Environment and Natural Resource Regulation division of the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM).

While Australia has a substantial resources industry and is a world leader in mining technologies - and is handy with water management in its own right - Israel is recognised as a world leader in water purification technologies and may provide solutions to some immediate challenges the coal seam gas industry faces in Australia.

In fact, Israel is known as the Silicon Valley of water. Israel has been confronted with extremely limited natural resources due to its location and terrain and the country has had to develop innovative water technologies and waste water treatment solutions, and is becoming a world leader in the field of cleantech.

Currently, Israel recycles over 70 percent of all water the country uses.

"With Australia's current resources boom and Israel being one of the world leaders in clean tech and water technology, there is a clear synergy between these sectors and vast opportunities for collaboration between the two countries," an AICC spokesman said.

" This Israeli Delegation will be focused on what solutions Israeli water technology companies can offer to the Australian CSG and mining sector. This is your chance to meet the most innovative Israeli companies that are relevant to the CSG and mining sectors."

Among the companies presenting from Israel will be Amiad (wastewater filtration); A.R.I. Flow Control Systems (air valves); Atlantium  (water disinfection); Baccara Geva  (air valves); Bermad  (hydraulic control valves); IDE Technologies (wastewater treatment); Netafim (irrigation products); NIROSOFT  (wastewater treatment); Odis Filtering (wastewater treatment); Mottech (water control solutions); Yamit (water filtration); and EZ Pack (water storage solutions).

The event is free to attend, but requires pre-registration and numbers are limited. It will be staged at the Bastille Room of the Brisbane Sofitel Hotel, 249 Turbot Street.



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