IWA and PPWSA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Water Association (IWA) and the Cambodian Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 26 October 2022 to promote a strategic and cooperative relationship between the two organisations.

The purpose of this MoU is to enhance cooperation for the improvement of capacity building and knowledge sharing related to water supply management in Cambodia and to exchange knowledge and experiences internationally. For this reason, PPWSA has secured 100 IWA membership plans for its employees. As members of the largest global water association, they will be able to benefit from exclusive learning opportunities and access IWA events and other activities tailored for practitioners.

The shared goals of this MoU are:

  1. To collaborate and facilitate local, regional and international events that enable knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for water professionals in Cambodia, South-East Asia and globally.
  2. To enhance capacity building and professional development through facilitating connections and knowledge-sharing within both Parties’ broader networks of water professionals.
  3. To increase IWA’s impact in Cambodia and to increase PPWSA’s recognition globally.


From top left to bottom right: H.E. LONG Naro, PPSWA Director General, Barbara Thompson, Kala Vairavamoorthy, Daniela Bemfica (IWA), H.E. OUM Sotha Secretary of State of Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, and Chairman of PPWSA’s Board of Directors, and Hong Li (IWA)



Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) is the listed public enterprise responsible for producing and supplying safe water 24/7 to over 2 million people in Phnom Penh capital and its surroundings at affordable prices and with sufficient pressure in the whole networks.

Furthermore, PPWSA is committed to the sustainable development of its potable water supply services, providing services as a consultant and facilitator in order to ensure people in the other cities and provinces of Cambodia have access to potable water, as well as assisting other developing countries to supply their people withpotable water.