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Uri Shani

Uri Shani is Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of N-Drip.  He is also Professor Emeritus in soil and water sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  He led the transformation of Israel from a country that depends on ever increasing shortage in natural water supply to water independency, through ambitious water saving, increasing efficiency including sewage recycling, and desalination. He has published 70 peer reviewed manuscripts, 10 patents and had 9 Ph.D. students. Formerly, he was General Manager, Israeli Governmental Water and Sewage Authority; Chairman, Council of the Israeli Governmental Water and Sewage Authority; Chairman, Steering Committee for the Red sea – Dead Sea Conduit. He has led three international water agreements: October 2010 - Jordan–Israel mutual desalination and water exchange; December 2013 - Jordan-Palestinian Authority-Israel tri-national agreement on Red sea – Dead sea (RSDS) first phase and regional desalination; and June 2015 - Israel-Jordan detailed agreement on RSDS and regional water.