MoU’s have been signed between the Australian Water Association (AWA) and with the
- Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI),
- Malaysia Water Association
- The Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association.
- American Water Works Association
- Federation of Thai Industry
MoU’s are also being pursued with Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Japan).
The AWA agreements with counterpart organisations have led to a greater exchange of information, increased visits to Australia by water professionals and in particular it has led to AWA taking on a significant DFAT Economic Diplomacy funded project in Vietnam, which will lead to greater opportunities for the Australian water industry.
The alliances AWA has secured in ASEAN countries was an outcome of the Asian Business Engagement funding, an Austrade funding program. The success of the AWA work in ASEAN encouraged the ANZ to join the AWA as a sponsor and partner in the International program. The ANZ is the principal sponsor of the Australian Water Association’s international program and is working with the Association in the water sectors in Indonesia and Vietnam.
The Australian Water Association has alliances with many other counterpart organisations around the world, with whom the Association exchanges information and there is participation in each other’s events. In 2015 the American Water Works Association attend Ozwater'15 and the Australian Water Association took a delegation of 8 Australian water companies to exhibit at their ACE15 in Anaheim, California.
Ministry of Finance, Vietnamese Delegation