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Colorado-Israel Water Summit

A global water crisis is upon us. Israel has been at the forefront of water solutions for several decades. Jewish National Fund (JNF) has played a central role in Israel’s water achievements—and continues to do so. To share Israel’s technological advancements and accomplishments in water resources with the U.S., JNF invites you to its exclusive:

Colorado-Israel Water Summit

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Registration: 8:45 am • Water Summit: 9:20 am - 2:30 pm

Temple Emanuel
51 Grape St.
Denver, CO 80220

Event Chairs:
Bob Lembke, President, United Water & Sanitation District • Drs.Toby & Mort Mower

Governor John Hickenlooper is a lifetime entrepreneur who ran as a “dark horse” to become Mayor of Denver in 2003. When he was inaugurated Governor of Colorado in 2011, having run on his history of collaboration for community good, he became the first Denver mayor to be elected governor in 150 years. In 2013, Governor Hickenlooper issued an executive order that Colorado create its first-ever water plan, and with his guidance and leadership the final draft of the Colorado Water Plan was presented in November. Governor Hickenlooper’s goal is to create the most pro-business state government, but with the highest environmental and ethical standards.

Yaki Lopez assumed the position of the Consul for Political Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles in August 2014. Lopez formerly served as the Deputy Ambassador to Nairobi, Kenya, with jurisdiction in various East African nations. His responsibilities at the embassy in Nairobi included various diplomatic duties as well as sustainable development and economic affairs. Concurrent to serving as Deputy Ambassador to Kenya, Lopez was appointed Israel’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environmental Program as well as to the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat). While in Nairobi, Lopez spearheaded an unprecedented trilateral initiative between Israel, Germany, and Kenya aimed at improving the livelihoods of Kenyans.

Seth M. Siegel is a businessman, activist, and writer. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications around the world on business, political, and cultural issues. Siegel has often appeared on television and has been widely quoted in major print media. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His new book, Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, was published by St. Martin’s Press in September 2015. Siegel has long been a volunteer in a wide variety of Jewish organizations. He will be donating all of the profits from the sale of this book to charity as a statement of his commitment to Jewish communal life.

No cost to attend • Registration includes lunch and a complimentary copy of Let There Be Water

RSVP by March 25.
For more information contact, Boaz Meir, Director of Mountain States Region or 303.573.7095 x977


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