Sabesp, Israel to exchange technical knowhow

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Brazil's São Paulo state water utility Sabesp (Bovespa: SBSP3, NYSE: SBS) has signed a cooperation agreement to exchange technical knowhow with the Israeli government regarding water and sanitation, the company said in a release.

"To encourage continuous cooperation between Sabesp and Israeli companies, we will hold meetings, study tours, and technical missions in both countries," a Sabesp spokesperson told BNamericas.

The agreement addresses issues such as water reuse, loss reduction, irrigation, wastewater treatment, measurement systems, energy efficiency, recycling, solid waste disposal, and biogas energy, as well as maintenance issues and safety measures.

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The agreement was signed by Sabesp president Dilma Pena, Brazil's sanitation and water resources secretary Edson Giriboni, and Israel's industry, trade and labor minister Shalom Simhon.

Sabesp signed a technical cooperation agreement with Israel's national water company Mekorot in November 2009.