Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages

Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages

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    Ben Gurion University President Rivka Carmi, Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel, University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer and Consul General Roey Gilad at the signing ceremony in Jerusalem as the two schools begin funding research to make clean, fresh drinking water more plentiful and less expensive by 2020.
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    The University of Chicago and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will begin funding a series of ambitious research collaborations that apply the latest discoveries in nano-technology to create new materials and processes for making clean, fresh drinking water more plentiful and less expensive by 2020.

    The announcement came today following a meeting in Jerusalem among Israeli President Shimon Peres, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, Ben-Gurion University President Rivka Carmi and leading scientists in the field. The joint projects will explore innovative solutions at the water-energy nexus, developing more efficient ways of using water to produce energy and using energy to treat and deliver clean water.

    Read the Chicago Tribune report on the agreement