Partnering Agreements
American Waterworks Association and CWWA

On June 20th, 1999, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference in Chicago was the setting for the official signing of an important "Partnering Agreement" between the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and AWWA. AWWA President Rod Holme and CWWA President signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

Partnering Agreement

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) seek, through this agreement to establish a strong partnership between our organizations. Our common purposes are to improve the quality of life through the protection and enhancement of the water environment. It is our common objective that all people may have access to clean safe water, and that suitable habitat for diverse aquatic species be preserved. Our common methods are to advance education, science and technology, to disseminate technical information, to increase public understanding, and to promote sound public policy. The AWWA’s Canadian Affairs Committee (CAC) and its Canadian Sections and CWWA will cooperate in regard to liaison functions with Canadian federal government agencies or bodies.

We intend to do so by:

AWWA / CWWA Protocol

This protocol identifies specific projects, activities, and joint interests which the respective signatories have identified as initial steps and activities consistent with the goals and objectives established in the partnering agreement. We agree to pursue them in furtherance and priorities of the signatories.

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To achieve these goals, AWWA and CWWA agree to:

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