New IWA communications director has roots at Siemens

Nov. 15, 2007
Andrew Walker, formerly of Siemens, has joined the International Water Association (IWA) as communications director -- a new position to further enhance the multi-faceted communication work of this association. Walker spent 15 years as a communications professional at Siemens in various industries, most recently co-leading PR efforts to position Siemens Water Technologies as the No. 1 technology company in the industry following the company's acquisition of USFilter in 2004...

LONDON, Nov. 15, 2007 -- Andrew Walker, formerly of Siemens, has joined the International Water Association (IWA) as communications director. By creating a new position and employing a dedicated communications professional, IWA plans to further enhance the multi-faceted communication work of this association, profile the IWA and its international activities, and "build awareness for the cause of water professionals and stakeholders within and outside the industry." He added, "I'm delighted to be joining IWA in a dynamic and international team and motivated to help take on some of mankind's most pressing issues in an industry I have become deeply attached to."

Walker spent 15 years as a communications professional at Siemens in various industries, including power, oil & gas, road traffic telematics, IT solutions, and the water business. Most recently, he co-led communications efforts to position Siemens Water Technologies as the No. 1 technology company in the industry following the company's acquisition of USFilter in 2004.

The core purpose of the International Water Association (www.iwahq.org) is to unite water professionals in achieving sustainable water management on a local, national and international level. The Association is a non-profit, self-governing organization comprising over 10,000 members across 130 countries from the scientific, utility, consultant, regulatory, industrial and technology communities. IWA's work covers all fields of the water cycle, from supply, industrial water use and sanitation in both developing and developed countries.

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Also see:
-- "New office in The Netherlands extends IWA roots: Opening in The Hague follows other regional offices in Singapore, Beijing"

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