The mission of the AWWA International Council is to develop and coordinate AWWA's international policies and activities, actively promoting AWWA participation in the global drinking water community, representing the interests of the international members in the governance of AWWA, and stimulating participation of international members and organizations within the Association.
The group works with AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition and additional conference program committees to help develop international sessions. The committee also is a liaison to the Technical & Educational Council for the development of international materials.
Relationship Managers Committee
They manage formal international relationships between AWWA and other associations and agencies by being the point of contact for AWWA and by working with and through AWWA staff. Currently, the International Council has Relationship Managers for Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and United Kingdom.
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March 1, 2021
Dear AWWAIndia Members and Water Professional Colleagues:
AWWAIndia has undergone a remarkable evolution in the past five years as AWWA and AWWAIndia have pursued our vision of A Better World Through Better Water. Similarly, AWWA and AWWAIndia had to make adjustments during the unpredictable time in 2020. One of the most profound realizations during this time has been the richer understanding of—and deeper commitment to—providing value and services to the members and water professional colleagues in India. In 2021, AWWA remains devoted to supporting safe and sufficient water, as well as educational sessions for water professionals located in India.
Ongoing, our goal is that AWWA, AWWA staff, India water professionals and AWWAIndia board members work together as a cohesive, purposeful team, with an extreme focus on water colleagues and their needs. As promised, AWWAIndia will have renewed emphasis on webinars and trainings.
Taking place on March 24, 2021 at 6pm IST is a free webinar Water Reuse in India that is designed for the water professionals in India and across the globe to connect with the world’s renowned speakers:
1. Dr. Joe Jacangelo, Vice President and Director of Research, Stantec and an adjunct faculty member at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health and Incoming President-Elect, AWWA.
2. Mr. Douglas Brown, PE, Vice President, CDM Smith.
3. Dr. Uday G. Kelkar, Managing Director, NJS Engineers India Pvt. Ltd.
4. Moderator: Nilaksh Kothari, Managing Director of AWWAIndia, Past President of AWWA, and Past CEO, Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU), Wisconsin, USA.
Additional webinars and resources can be found on the Water Reuse webinar page and OpflowIndia, a quarterly periodical that highlights best practices and educational opportunities, as well as AWWA products, membership registration and renewal information.
AWWAIndia will continue to progressively adapt its strategies, operations and culture to protect public health with safe water in India. I am honored and thankful Mr. Nilaksh Kothari, Past President of AWWA and long-time utility general manager, has agreed to continue overseeing the AWWAIndia technical programs. The AWWA and AWWAIndia teams will work with Mr. Kothari to continue delivering innovative and outstanding trainings and workshops today and into the future. At the AWWA headquarters, Rebecca Wheeler, working in coordination with Mr. Kothari, will provide assistance and support for AWWAIndia efforts. Rebecca can be contacted at email@example.com. For more information regarding AWWAIndia, please visit: www.awwaindia.com.
Again, thank you for your support and dedication. I trust you can each support these activities, including positioning AWWAIndia as a true educational partner to the water professionals of India. Your investment into AWWAIndia helps all water professionals. Please let me know if you have any questions.
David LaFrance, CEO
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