NEW YORK (Oct. 29)
United States officials will report this weekend on current American-Israeli efforts to develop desalination programs in Israel at the Seventh Annual Conference on Science and Technology in Israel and the Middle East. The conference will be held here Saturday and Sunday under auspices of the American Technion Society.
The conference will also pay tribute to the Institute of Technology of Haifa on the 40th anniversary of the opening of its first classes. Charles F. MacGowan, director of the Office of Saline Water of the Department of the Interior, and Milton A. Chase of the same Department, will describe the joint program, aimed at determining the applicability of nuclear energy to desalting seawater and other brackish water.
Other sessions will consider power sources in Israel and expansion of research at the Technion and other Israeli scientific institutions. The speakers will include Dr. Selman A. Waksman, Nobel Prize winner; Dr. Alex Keynan, chairman of Israel’s National Council of Research and Development; Dr. John Dunning, Dean of Engineering at Columbia University; Dr. Sydney Goldstein of Harvard University, and Dr. Jacob Feld, vice-president of the New York Academy of Sciences.