In 2003 the Annual General Meeting passed a resolution to strengthen the international engagement of the DWA and endorsed the support of the global action targets (Kyoto, Johannesburg) for access to clean water.
The International Water Association (IWA) is the global network of 10,000 water professionals spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle.
The IWA is a non-profit organization based in London. German interests are represented in a separate National Committee and included in the IWA.
More information can be found under www.iwahq.org.
The European Water Association (EWA) is an independent non-governmental and non-profit making organisation dealing with the management and improvement of the water environment. It was founded on 22 June 1981 as the European Water Pollution Control Association. The scope of the Association was enlarged in 1999 with the change of name to the European Water Association.
It is one of the major professional associations in Europe that covers the whole water sector, wastewater as well as drinking water and water and wastewater treatment related wastes. With member associations from nearly all European Countries, the EWA includes most of the current European Union Member States as well as Croatia, Norway and Switzerland.
More about EWA www.ewa-online.eu/
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) is a business facilitator in Europe, removing trade barriers for European industry and consumers. Its mission is to foster the European economy in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment. Through its services it provides a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical specifications.
More information under www.cen.eu
The German Water Partnership is a central coordination and contact office of the German water sector serving foreign partners and clients.
The DWA and German Water Partnership cooperate
More inforamtion under: www.germanwater.de
In May 2007 the Chinese company SGTC-Sino-German Training Center for Water and Environment Ltd., based in Beijing, was formed for the training of personnel in the water industry by the partners DWA, Emscher Gesellschaft für Wassertechnik, Kocks Consult and Intertraining. The training centre is to support the build-up of Chinese-German relations in the field of environmental engineering, in particular in the water, wastewater and waste industries as well as contributing to the sustained operation of modern environmental facilities in China.
Goals and functions:
Worldwide specialist advice with the buildup of national water associations The DWA communicates its expertise in countries in which the access to clean drinking water for the population is not assured.
The DWA has already been able to achieve small contributions towards the improvement of water management