AWWA, ANEAS, Agree to Share Expertiseand Resources for Improved Water Supply

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento de Mexico, A.C. (ANEAS, the National Association of Water and Sanitation of Mexico) have established that they will share expertise and resources through an Agreement of Collaboration.

ANEAS President Andrés Ruiz Morcillo and Director Roberto Olivares met with AWWA Vice President Luis Aguiar and Mexico Section Director Emilio Rangel Woodyard Aug. 16 at the ANEAS Annual Conference and Exposition to sign the agreement. Areas of collaboration will include:

• 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.

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

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