During the Texas Water Development Board's conference on water, Israel's innovation and expertise in a myriad of water technologies was highlighted throughout. Water development was highlighted as a crucial element of economic prosperity in Texas. According to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hager:
"I'm very bullish about the future economy of the state of Texas...That is as long as we fund that thing called water."
Congressman Larson focused on the incredible water innovation found in Israel, and suggested that Texas would greatly benefit from utilizing this technology.