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Philadelphia – March 19, 2015 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney will host the 2015 Israeli Water & Waste Water Technologies Panel Discussion & Networking Reception on March 26, 2015 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

The event, spearheaded by the Executive Director of the Philadelphia-Israeli Chamber of Commerce Vered Nohi-Becker and President Richard A. Bendit, will feature guest panelists Denise Brinkley, Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Amit Lang, Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Economy.

The panel will discuss the Tri-State Area’s water and wastewater challenges, policies and solutions and address specific challenges related to the energy extraction industry. Other topics that will be covered include sustainable use of water resources, including the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed; Israel's experience with water and wastewater treatment and reuse in various industries; and implementation of innovation in the water and wastewater industry. By combining innovation and sustainability Israeli has become widely known as a leader in water and water waste technologies.

“We’re honored to have such distinguished leaders directing the panel discussion on emerging water technologies. The event, critical for anyone interested in the sustainable use of water resources and new innovations in this industry, is a prime example of Philadelphia’s strong business ties with Israel.” said Marc Tepper, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney shareholder and current Philadelphia-Israeli Chamber of Commerce board member and member of the executive committee.

The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC) is an independent organization facilitating connections between Israeli and Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware based businesses, governmental agencies and economic development organizations. The PICC also represents the US-Israel Binational R&D (BIRD) Foundation, which has made more than $10 million in industrial R&D grants regionally to U.S.-Israeli company technology ventures.

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