This year’s event focuses on renewable energy, conservation and energy efficiency, dealing with the problem of water shortage, advanced recycling processes and green building
The 15th Cleantech exhibition of environment and clean technologies opened Tuesday at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds.
The Cleantech exhibition is considered to be an international breakthrough in the field and is putting on the public agenda issues of renewable energy, conservation and energy efficiency, dealing with the problem of water shortage, advanced recycling processes and green building.
Today the world faces two serious crises. The first is the increasing problem of water shortage, which, if not resolved, could lead to conflicts between states. The other crisis – global warming, which has already caused many natural disasters, will worsen and could lead to ecological disaster if changes are not made.
Developing the cleantech industries will solve these two serious crises and in addition will bring economic growth to the world.
Israel runs the Israel NewTech program – a national program for promoting the water and energy technology industries, which aims at making Israel a world leader in these fields.
The 15th Cleantech exhibition this year focused on four key issues: Israel’s transition to energy independence based on renewable energy development; dealing with the global water problem due to population growth and pollution of groundwater reservoirs; solutions and innovations in the field of energy conservation and greater energy efficiency in order to encourage green building, use of “grey” water, etc; and the display of innovations in recycling water (in the context of groundwater pollution), paper products, glass, plastic and nylon in Israel and throughout the world.
Within the framework of the exhibition, a special conference was held on the environment and clean technologies, alongside a display of dozens of booths and innovations spread over 5,000 square meters (53,820 square feet).
Hundreds of leading Israeli companies in the areas of clean-tech, including government agencies, environmental organizations, technological start-ups, venture capital funds and educational institutions active in the field took part in the exhibition.