IWA and NIUA sign Memorandum of Understanding
The International Water Association (IWA) and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) based in Delhi, India, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 13 September 2022 during the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen to promote a strategic and cooperative relationship between the two organisations.
The MoU establishes that both parties share areas of synergy, especially on urban water management and inclusive sanitation.
The shared goal will be to promote positive change through research, education, innovation, knowledge development and capacity building, ensuring a two-way exchange of knowledge and best practices through North-South and South-South collaboration.
This includes effective collaboration in reshaping the global agenda on Inclusive Urban Sanitation – involving working on innovative solutions and service-oriented areas that contribute to the progression of water and sanitation management, particularly in South Asian countries.
The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is India’s leading national think tank on urban planning and development. As a hub for generation and dissemination of cutting-edge research in the urban sector, NIUA seeks to provide innovative solutions to address the challenges of a fast urbanising India, and pave the way for more inclusive and sustainable cities of the future.
NIUA takes pride in researching, creating knowledge and building a strong voice on growing subjects of concern in the urban sector. The institution plays a crucial role as a strong associate of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), and works closely with the state governments and city administration. Our mission is to understand urban issues holistically and take into account the cross-cutting impact that our work as well as other interventions can have. NIUA is recognised as a premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge for the urban sector in India. With a clear understanding that governance, management and development of urban environments play a critical role in ensuring good quality of life to all people, NIUA has been committed towards aligning its efforts with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, under all its initiatives and programmes.