During Governor Scott Walker’s recent trade mission to Israel the Water Council signed two agreements that will increase collaboration and establish new partnerships between the State of Wisconsin and Israel. The agreements were signed in separate ceremonies on the last full day of Governor Scott Walker’s trade mission. Govern Walker was quoted saying “These agreements will further enhance Wisconsin’s international reputation as a global leader in water technology by forging new partnerships that will pay dividends in the long run.”One of the agreements signed by the Water Council and the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at Ben-Gurion University calls for collaboration on water-related applied research aimed at introducing new technologies into the global marketplace. The agreement will be executed through Wisconsin’s National Science Foundation sponsored by Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Water Equipment and Policy (WEP).With offices and supporting labs located at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the WEP Center is a collaborative non-profit organization centered on research universities, led by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in partnership with Marquette University, and numerous other private and public partnerships. The Global Water Center is a FirstPathway Partners project made possible through EB-5 funding that continues to expand its reach around the globe. We enjoy sharing these successes and are confident in the Center’s bright future.