Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today signed an agreement to drive collaboration and research between Chicago’s Current research consortium and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The Memorandum of Understanding will bring together Chicago academic and research institutions with Israel’s top public research university to develop solutions to global water challenges.
“Working together to develop solutions to water challenges will strengthen economic development and protect public health in both Israel and the U.S. and far beyond.” Mayor Emanuel said.
The agreement establishes academic partnerships in areas of fundamental science and applied water research between Technion and Current’s Research Consortium, which is comprised of Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois (Urban/Champaign), the University of Illinois (Chicago), the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and the Chicago Department of Water Management.
The partnership will create a broad collaborative research platform between Current and the Technion, linking water research, technology development, commercialization, and deployment in industry and infrastructure and will act to accelerate the science needed to deliver the water technology innovations society desperately needs.