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AWWA, National Association of Water and Sanitation of Mexico, Agree to Share Expertise and Resources for Improved Water Supply

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 General News J E 4
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DENVER, Sept. 4 The American Water WorksAssociation (AWWA) and the Asociacion Nacional de Empresas de Agua ySaneamiento de Mexico, A.C. (ANEAS) -- the National Association of Water andSanitation of Mexico -- have established that they will share expertise andresources through an Agreement of Collaboration.

ANEAS President Andres Ruiz Morcillo and Director Roberto Olivares metwith AWWA Vice President Luis Aguiar and Mexico Section Director Emilio RangelWoodyard Aug. 16 at the ANEAS Annual Conference and Exposition to sign theagreement. Areas of collaboration will include:

"ANEAS has developed significant programs for Mexican water utilities thataddress and improve public health in Mexico," Aguiar said. "We are pleased andexcited to see our organizations' ties strengthened by the execution of ourAgreement of Collaboration."

ANEAS is a civil organization founded in 1981 with the primary objectiveto bring together water and wastewater utilities and improve water quality inMexico. The organization offers training courses, management workshops andmore to over 700 members. Its fields of expertise include water supply andsanitation, research and assessment, water resources management, environmentalregulation and governance and ecosystems.

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, andadvocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America andbeyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world.AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of thefull spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strengthwe become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and theenvironment.-- Examining existing programs and other resources for potential cooperative efforts and exchange of comparative industry information. -- Developing cooperative arrangements for promoting each other's programs and materials. -- Maintaining regular communication between leaders of the associations and developing avenues to promote dialogue among the associations' members with similar expertise. -- Looking for new programs to develop cooperatively and share expertise, results and program benefits.

SOURCE American Water Works Association
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