IWA and Vietnam Water Supply and Sewage Association join forces for a better water future
The International Water Association (IWA) and the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewage Association (VWSA) have joined forces to advance the future of water professionals in Vietnam and to exchange knowledge and technological insights internationally. This partnership also sees VWSA as the hosting organisation for IWA’s Governing Member in Vietnam.
Governing Members are at the heart of IWA’s efforts to progress its vision of a water wise world. They represent IWA at national and regional levels, and convene people locally to share best practice and explore opportunities for innovative water solutions.
“We are excited by this opportunity to work with the VWSA as an important partner, providing a bridge between our global network and water sector professionals in Vietnam. IWA’s Governing Members are vital to our work, so the role of VWSA as the host organisation for Vietnam as an IWA Governing Member is particularly valuable,” says IWA’s Executive Director Prof. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy.
IWA and VWSA will be working together to strengthen synergies, tackling the specific needs of Vietnam and Southeast Asia, as well nurturing the professional development of water professionals in the country for a better water future. Through this partnership, Vietnam’s water professionals and their skills will be enhanced thanks to connection with IWA’s extensive global network and rich professional development programme. Within IWA, Vietnamese water professionals will be able to connect with global peers, showcase their expertise, and develop leadership skills. IWA’s professional development and leadership programme includes events, programmes, access to industry publications, young water professionals as well as specialist groups that covers the full water cycle.
‘’VWSA has an important position in the field of water, technical infrastructure and environment protection in Vietnam. The today event of signing MoU with IWA is an important activity for the VWSA, giving opportunity for the Vietnam water industry to integrate with the global water network. We realize that with the mission of connecting water industry experts around the world with advanced and sustainable approaches, the IWA will support and lead countries to develop together and solve the problems and challenges of the water sector together. Being member of IWA, the countries can learn from each other via IWA platforms, find most effective implementation and management of sustainable water, avoid failures from lessons of others. I wish the cooperation of VWSA and IWA more and more developed and achieve good results,” says Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Diep, VWSA Chairman.
The Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) was established on 7th June 1988. Currently, VWSA has more than 350 collective members nationwide, representing nearly 70,000 staffs, officials, workers, scientists, and managers engaged in the management, consultancy, scientific research, training, construction, exploitation and operation, manufacturing and trading of materials and equipment of the water supply and sewerage sector. VWSA participates in drafting/reviewing core strategies, policies, programs, plans and projects, addressing hot issues in the water supply and sanitation in Vietnam. VWSA is also assisting water utilities in addressing their needs, such as utility reforming, non-revenue water management, water safety planning, water service improvement, digitalization of water works, etc. The VWSA supports international multilateral and bilateral cooperation, sharing knowledge and trading waterworks equipment, technologies and services. www.vwsa.org.vn is official website of VWSA.
About IWA: The International Water Association (IWA) is a network and an international global knowledge hub open to all water professionals and anyone committed to the future of water. With its legacy of over seventy years, it connects water professionals around the world to find solutions to global water challenges as part of a broader sustainability agenda.
As a non-profit organization with members in more than 130 countries, IWA connects scientists with professionals and communities so that pioneering research offers sustainable solutions. In addition, the association promotes and supports technological innovation and best practices through international frameworks and standards.
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