VIDEO: New IWA President Diane d’Arras calls for collective action on water reuse

Newly elected IWA President Diane d’Arras says that creating resilient cities should be a priority and that reusing water should be increased...

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Earlier this month Suez’s Diane d’Arras, executive vice president, Water Europe, was elected as the new President of the International Water Association (IWA).

She has served on the organisation’s Board for the last six years and takes over the role of president from Professor Helmut Kroiss.

After being elected at the 2016 IWA World Congress in Brisbane, Australia, she said: “There is a political momentum around water with the launch of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, which make a powerful commitment to ensure universal access to water and basic sanitation. We must also focus strongly on building water resilience for communities and cities that are increasingly impacted by climate change and water scarcity.”

A civil engineer for nearly 40 years, here Diane d’Arras says that creating resilient cities should be a priority and that reusing water should be increased.

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