On the main stage of the AIPAC Policy Conference
Greetings from Washington DC!
This week, TaKaDu was fortunate to be featured at the AIPAC Policy Conference, a gathering of 14,000 delegates from across the U.S. interested in Israeli policy as well as the innovation and technology emerging from what has become widely known as ‘Start Up Nation’.
Amir Peleg, TaKaDu’s CEO and Founder, gave a live demonstration of the TaKaDu technology on stage, showing the 14,000 delegates – all close friends and family of course – an underground leak in Melbourne, Australia and a water turbidity problem in Jerusalem in real-time on about 50 huge screens. TaKaDu also had a booth at the AIPAC Village Innovation Showcase, along with other great Israel-based innovations. At the booth, we had the opportunity to demonstrate the TaKaDu technology to hundreds of delegates, answer questions and engage in some fascinating discussions about the role of technology in addressing significant global issues.
There is little question about the magnitude of the water crisis in the U.S. and globally: Nearly 7 billion gallons of drinking water are lost each day in the U.S. alone because of leaky pipes, and across the U.S. there are 240,000 water main breaks a year – both the result of aging pipes that have to serve ever-growing numbers of customers. And natural disasters are also wreaking havoc on our water supply, with a massive drought in the Western part of the U.S. and massive flooding in England, to name just two geographies facing significant water issues, albeit on the opposite ends of the spectrum.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are a growing number of companies creating innovations designed to address these issues, by making water networks – the infrastructure that brings water to all of our homes, offices, fields and industry – smarter, more efficient and more sustainable. The TaKaDu solution is taking part in this revolution by allowing cities to monitor their water networks in real time using advanced algorithms that alert utility teams when there are network problems, such as leaks, bursts, quality and pressure issues and much more.
TaKaDu is proud to be part of a growing industry that is working to protect what is truly our most precious resource: water. And sharing our work and vision for a more sustainable water future at AIPAC, alongside other great Israeli innovations, was a real honor and opportunity and we thank everyone who shared their thoughts, questions and ideas with us.
The event video is streamed online. You can watch it here – www.aipac.org.