According to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu), both sides will encourage joint initiatives relevant for ensuring a sustainable supply of energy and water in compliance with international environmental standards. They will also strive for more efficient and sustainable technologies in these areas.
Renewables, smart grids, e-mobility, energy efficiency and oil fuels alternatives will be the focus of the energy-related cooperation, whereas water research will be concentrated on desalination, both areas in which Israel has a strong scientific expertise. Both parties will also look at the scientific challenges behind the link between energy and water.
The agreement will have an initial duration of five years and foresees activities such as joint research and scientific information, results, staff, equipment, samples and materials exchanges. (ANSAmed)