Pacific Water & Wastewater Association

The proposal was for annual funding of $500,000 over three years, to implement five areas of activity.

  • The first is support for a new CEO position and some of the other costs of the Secretariat.
  • The second: professional development of Board members of Pacific water utilities, as the trend in Pacific nations is a move away from Government departments managing water and waste water services, to water authorities or water corporations, separated from the Central government and overseen by a Board.
  • The third component: Development of upcoming Young Pacific Water Professionals. Over a three-year schedule, and based on needs relevant to Pacific water utilities now and in the future, a three-year schedule of training, workshops, and networking opportunities will also be arranged under the program.
  • A fourth component of the proposal will bring together the Water Services Association of Australia, and Pacific country water professionals to share knowledge, learning and training in areas of water standards, technical specifications and expert networks. This technical component the program also aims to connect Australian professionals to Pacific country partners on matters of water and wastewater operations.

The fifth and final component of the program is a Pacific Water Policy Development Program. AWP partners will work with the PWWA to develop an appropriate water policy development framework, that will support wider regional development and emergency response planning