Oct 10, 2013

WEF, SIWI to Expand Collaboration on Water Issues

Memorandum of understanding signed at WEFTEC.13 in Chicago

WEF SIWI WEFTEC 2013 Memorandum of Understanding Chicago Water Issues

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) agreed to collaborate on a broad spectrum of water issues of mutual interest and benefit to the field. The agreement was signed in Chicago at WEFTEC.13, the world’s largest annual water quality conference and exhibition.

The agreement confirms the interest of both parties in a sustained relationship that will identify and encourage information and knowledge building about innovative new strategies, solutions and challenges on water. WEF and SIWI also hope to contribute to the identification of best practices; to the development of tools to address challenges to water sustainability; and also to the identification of innovative approaches to smarter and more sustainable approaches to water services and to water management more broadly. Specific project areas called out in the agreement include work on identifying innovative solutions to urban water management and energy/water issues.

“WEF has a long and productive history of work with SIWI,” said Dr. Eileen O’Neill, WEF interim executive director. “We are thrilled to formalize our commitment to a broader and deeper working relationship with this distinguished organization, which should ultimately result in better information and more opportunities for water professionals everywhere.”