Mekorot chief to address Israel-UAE conferences

The CEO of Israel's national water company will discuss how Israel and the UAE can preserve water for the Middle East.

Mekorot CEO Eli Cohen. (photo credit: OREL COHEN)
Mekorot CEO Eli Cohen.
(photo credit: OREL COHEN)
Israel’s water economy is ranked fourth in the world and is the best in the world in water efficiency, according to Global Water Intelligence (GWI).
Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief Yaakov Katz will interview Eli Cohen, CEO of the Mekorot national water company, on the subject of “How Israel and the UAE can preserve water for the Middle East” at the Round Table Conference between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. It will be broadcast on the websites of the Post and the Khaleej Times.
Mekorot, which is headed by Cohen and chairman Mordechai Mordechai, offers technological leadership and development capabilities to solve water challenges around the world.
The half-day virtual conference will bring together prominent leaders from Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. It will promote collaboration between Israeli and Emirati companies through the assistance of the global connections of the Post and the Khaleej Times, which are sponsoring it and a second conference in Dubai.
Among the participants will be US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health; Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, state minister for foreign trade in the UAE Ministry of Economy; and Sylvan Adams, co-owner of the Israel Start-up Nation cycling team and promoter of people-to-people peace diplomacy.
The second conference, the Israel-UAE Business Summit, will be held on February 23 at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. Mekorot CEO Cohen will participate in a panel at the Summit, together with Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and UAE Minister of State for Future Food Security Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri.
The Jerusalem Post Group is the leading English-language media outlet in Israel, reporting and covering current affairs in Israel and around the world. The Khaleej Times is the leading newspaper published in the UAE and is distributed in Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.