WQA, WWEMA sign cooperative agreement
Executives the Water Quality Association and Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association signed a memorandum of understanding committing the two organizations to work in closer relationship to improve the quality of life through the protection and enhancement of the global water environment...
WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 2, 2004 (WWEMA) � The CEOs of the Water Quality Association (WQA) and the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) signed a memorandum of understanding committing the two organizations to work in closer relationship to improve the quality of life through the protection and enhancement of the global water environment.
Activities such as promoting the specification and selection of equipment based on quality and functionality, collaborating in attaining harmonization of international environmental and trade standards, and working together to remove unnecessary barriers to the adoption of innovative technology in the environmental field, are mentioned as possible types of joint efforts.
"This memorandum marks a significant chapter in the evolution of our two organizations as we seek ways to build upon our common interests and create a synergy that will benefit the industry and the public at large," said WWEMA President Dawn Kristof.
"WQA sees this as an important step toward coordinating the efforts of our two associations to drive improvements in water treatment models for all water users," added Peter Censky, WQA executive director. "Together our industries bring innovative technologies and solutions to the country's water problems."
The WQA is a not for profit trade association representing the manufacturers and installers of on-site drinking and process water treatment equipment for homes, farms, commercial and industrial businesses. WQA is headquartered in Chicago.
The WWEMA is a Washington, D.C.-based not for profit trade association, established in 1908 to be the national voice for the water and wastewater equipment industry.