International

International Commitment to Safe and Clean Water Globally

A better world through better water.

As the largest water association in the world, AWWA aims to drive the exchange of knowledge for improving the practice, elevating the standards and advancing the cause for safe and clean water. Global water challenges organizations, professionals, leaders and scientists to unite and share industry knowledge and expertise for a better future. Our efforts align with the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Goal 6 is focused on ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. To learn more about the 17 goals visit the United Nations Website. You’ll also find useful information about AWWA and the SDGs in the Journal article published in 2019 partnering with the International Council, and still relevant today: “AWWA and the UN Sustainable Development Goals”. 

As one of our essential International programs, AWWAIndia Association (AIA) was established in 2021 as an incorporated nonprofit to continue AWWA’s mission in India, on pace to become one of the world’s largest populated countries, where a majority of its 1.3 billion people suffer from a lack of access to safe drinking water. Our focus is to ensure that our cornerstone services remain, as emphasis is placed on essential programs around knowledge exchange and transfer.

For more information on international programs and activities, please contact International Support at internationalsupport@awwa.org.

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AWWA’s International Activities 

These are the different areas worldwide where AWWA International is making an impact.

Training & Development: India, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Zambia
In person and virtual training and development opportunities for audiences around the world, from operators to executives. A variety of topics that include water quality, distribution, treatment, water management, reuse, water loss and more.

Conference & Events: Canada, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, United States
AWWA participation in international water events around the globe, focusing on networking and knowledge exchange.

Student Chapters: India, Jordan, Peru, United States
AWWA International Student Chapters present in diverse locations worldwide, with access to networking opportunities, knowledge exchange, training & development workshops and more AWWA benefits.

World Bank Workshop: Argentina, France, Gaza, Germany, Ghana, India, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Türkiye, West Bank
In person and virtual exclusive training workshops conducted in partnership with the World Bank for clients and staff, including a wide range of topics related to the water community and aligned with the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Trade Missions: Chile, Colombia, Vietnam
AWWA facilitated trade missions through access to government funding grants from the U.S Department of Commerce, inviting traveling water experts to visit countries for business interests and opportunities.

AWWA’s International Activities 

Visualize the different areas worldwide where AWWA International is making an impact by clicking the categories on the map below.

World Bank Workshop Conference & Events Student Chapters Trade Missions Training & Development

India, Israel, Japan, Lesotho, Malawi, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Zambia

Training & Development: In person and virtual training and development opportunities for audiences around the world, from operators to executives. A variety of topics that include water quality, distribution, treatment, water management, reuse, water loss and more.

Argentina, France, Gaza, Germany, Ghana, India, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Türkiye, West Bank

World Bank Workshop: In person and virtual exclusive training workshops conducted in partnership with the World Bank for clients and staff, including a wide range of topics related to the water community and aligned with the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Canada, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, United States

Conferences & Events: AWWA participation in international water events around the globe, focusing on networking and knowledge exchange.

India, Jordan, Peru, United States

Student Chapters: AWWA International Student Chapters present in diverse locations worldwide, with access to networking opportunities, knowledge exchange, training & development workshops and more AWWA benefits.

Chile, Colombia, Vietnam

Trade Mission: AWWA facilitated trade missions through access to government funding grants from the U.S Department of Commerce, inviting traveling water experts to visit countries for business interests and opportunities.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

AWWAIndia Association is preparing for AICE24: Registrations are open.

AICE24 will occur on September 19th-20th at the Caravela Beach Resort GOA, and the 2024 conference will have around 30 technical sessions to be presented on various topics and exhibits over the two days of the event. AWWAIndia Association conference will have both nationally and internationally recognized dignitaries, speakers and experts, with many presentations followed by discussions during the various sessions. For more information, please visit AWWAIndia's website.


Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Water Organization Partnerships for Resilience (WOP4R)

Water and wastewater utilities: Here is a chance to use your expertise for global good. Consider mentoring water utilities in Asia and the Pacific through the Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s Water Organization Partnerships for Resilience (WOP4R) program. Learn more about this opportunity here.

IC - International Council

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.

Relationship Managers Committee: Manages AWWA relationships with target countries and associations
Conference Program Committee: Develops international programs at ACE and other conferences
Communications Committee: Develops communication materials for the International Council
Development Committee: Researches and develops opportunities for future AWWA international relationships
YP Committee: Coordinates with AWWA YP Committee on international activity initiatives
Nomination Committee: Nominates International Council members

If you wish to be considered for an International Council position, please complete and submit the Volunteer Application.

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International Collaboration & Advocacy

AWWA is involved in activities that foster a global perspective for members and all water industry professionals. We regularly collaborate with agencies, associations, governmental organizations and experts to create opportunities to share innovations, best practices and information.