Recognizing the importance of protecting assets from corrosion in water and wastewater systems, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) today announced an agreement to collaborate to benefit their members and the wider public. The cooperative agreement will “help to promulgate knowledge and technologies that protect people, assets and the environment from the effects of corrosion.” It opens the door for cooperation on events and webinars, technical information exchange and research, and the possibility of collaboration in countries outside of the United States and Canada, particularly India. “Every good water utility manager understands that protecting pipes and other assets is critical to maintaining strong, healthy water systems,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “AWWA looks forward to tapping into the experience and expertise of AMPP through this new collaboration.” AMPP Board Chair Amir Eliezer continued, “On behalf of AMPP’s global members and leadership, I extend our appreciation as we embark on this mutually beneficial relationship with AWWA. Expanding our international reach allows us to share corrosion-related knowledge and cutting-edge technologies with regions facing distinct challenges and needs with water systems, so establishing partnerships like this fosters progress and ensures success in the industry.” # # # About AWWA Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most vital resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life. About AMPP The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is a global community of professionals focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. AMPP was established in 2021 following a merger between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. The new association unites 145 years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise and service to industry and members worldwide. Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization serving more than 30,000 members in 130 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, and additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.