JAIPUR, India – Leaders from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) are participating in the AWWAIndia Association's (AIA) second annual International Conference & Exhibition (AICE 2023), which began today at Hotel Lalit, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. This year’s two-day conference focuses on 'Water Security & Sustainability.' In collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, AICE 2023 serves as a pivotal gathering for water professionals worldwide, underscoring AWWA's enduring commitment to advancing safe and clean water globally. Aligned with AWWA's overarching vision, AIA's mission is to modernize and enhance technical parameters in water infrastructure development. This initiative supports the 'New India' concept and strives to make India a 'Better Water Country by 2047.' 'In a world where water sustainability and security are shared concerns, AWWA is proud to support our partners' efforts in India,' said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. 'We believe that together, we can make a significant impact on India’s water sustainability and security.' AWWA's engagement in India through AIA encompasses key objectives: Enhancing knowledge exchange and capacity building in water system operations. Advocating for certification and licensing of water professionals. Collaborating with public and private sectors to drive policy development for India's water sector. AICE 2023 features an extensive agenda encompassing critical topics such as achieving round-the-clock water supply, urban and rural water management, water pollution and quality, water conservation, climate change's impact on water resources and more. Special sessions on the role of women in water management and exploring emerging technologies in the water sector are also featured. 'AWWAIndia Association is proud to host the AICE 2023 conference, which brings together water professionals, experts and stakeholders to address the critical challenges facing our nation's water sector,' said HV Patel, chairman, AIA. 'With a focus on water security and sustainability, we aim to chart a course toward a 'Better Water Country by 2047.' This conference underscores our commitment to advancing India's water infrastructure and ensuring access to safe and clean water for all.' For more information about AICE 2023, please visit the conference website: https://www.awwa-india.org/water-security-and-sustainability AWWAIndia Association, headquartered in New Delhi, passionately dedicates itself to promoting best practices in water operation and management, with a particular focus on water and wastewater management. ### 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.