ACWUA

Arab Countries Water Utilities Association

a global center of excellence for water and wastewater management and knowhow.

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The Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) is registered as a Non-Governmental & Non-profit organization, and hosted by the Government of Jordan / Ministry of Water & Irrigation. ACWUA has been officially established in 2009 in Amman, Jordan according to Prime Ministry letter number 57/11/1/8171 dated 2 May 2007.

ACWUA was founded as a result of an initiative by a group of key water experts representing the water and wastewater sector in the Arab Countries. ACWUA Steering Committee (SC) was formed during the first consultative meeting that took place in Cairo-Egypt, in September 2006. It was followed by a series of regional meetings led by the SC and strongly supported by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ). Those meetings had resulted in the formulation of ACWUA establishment process and the development of ACWUA Charter and Bylaws.

The first Board of Directors (BoD) of ACWUA was elected to replace the SC during the first General Assembly meeting in Alexandria, Egypt on 19 November 2008. Also, the decision to locate a permanent ACWUA Secretariat office in Amman – Jordan was taken. On 30 July 2009, ACWUA, was officially launched in Amman-Jordan, after the opening ceremony that was attended by more than eighty high-ranking officials comprising of Arab and International water experts from ACWUA Board members, heads of Arab water utilities, donor agencies and international organizations, and the private sector.

ACWUA was able -in a very short period of time- to steadily and rapidly expand, through developing wide cooperation networks and building strong liaisons with the Arab and international organizations, which led to extensive benefits to the association, and a great support in achieving its strategic goals set in the association’s five-year business plan with membership comprises of 106 utilities from 18 Arab countries.

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Vision​

Global center of excellence for water and wastewater management and knowhow.

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Mission

In partnership with the Arab water and wastewater utilities, ACWUA will provide the necessary knowledge and tools for utilities to be a trusted, efficient and effective in providing safe, affordable water and wastewater services.

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Objectives

Develop, promote and disseminate publications and other knowledge products to meet the needs of members and other regional professionals.

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Activities and Services

ACWUA is in close cooperation with several actors and partners in the Arab water sector like local governments, international associations, training, research, studies, specialists, donors, academic and research institutions, think-tanks, and international organizations.

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History

ACWUA is registered as a Non-Governmental & Non-profit association (NGO), founded in 2006 as a result of an initiative by key water sector representatives in the Arab Region. The Association’s first consultative meeting was held in Cairo – Egypt in September, 2006. The meeting brought together delegates from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, UAE, Palestine, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman.

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Policy

ACWUA is committed to meet all applicable legal and other requirements relevant to Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment. ACWUA commitment will be achieved through continual improvement by planning and implementing specified and measurable QHSE objectives and to enhance members and other interested parties’ satisfaction.

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Membership at Other Organizations

ACWUA is a member of many regional and international organizations in MENA region like:  Arab Ministerial Water Council, ABC, World Water Council, MENA NWC, Global Water Partnership, GOWPA, IWA, EMA, MDG+, SWIM.

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Technical Working Groups

The main objective of the ACWUA is to establish a strong, regional, self-sustainable Association of the water supply and sanitation utilities in Arab countries in order to assist the members to improve their performance in the delivery of water supply and sanitation services. In order to achieve the association goals; ACWUA initiated interdisciplinary Working Groups comprising qualified experts from ACWUA members to deal with specific issues in different priority areas of the water sector.

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In partnership with the Arab water and wastewater utilities, ACWUA will provide the necessary knowledge and tools for utilities to be a trusted, efficient and effective in providing safe, affordable water and wastewater services.

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Said About ACWUA

"أسأل المولى العلي القدير أن يكلأكم بعنايته دوماً ويفقكم في مساعيكم الخيرة"

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal

"نثمن جهود تاجمعية العربية لمرافق المياه (اكوا) بتطوير البرامج التدريبية"

arab ministerial water council

"إن الجمعية العربية لمرافق المياه أصبحت مؤسسة إقليمية يشار إليها بالنجاح والتطور ونقل التكنولوجيا"

Dr. Hazim El-Naser

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Robert Green

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More About Us

The Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) is a regional association of water supply and sanitation utilities from the Arab countries.

The water sector in the Arab region suffers from chronic problems, such as water scarcity, weak water and environmental policies, high investment needs, lack of management and technical capacity, increasing demand due to growing populations, and conflict. Here comes the necessity to engage professionals in utilities from the Arab countries in a dialogue that extends across the borders within the Arab world. Therefore, the decision to establish The Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) was taken in April 2007.

The official launching of ACWUA secretariat in Amman was in July 2009. ACWUA, as a regional center of excellence, will partner with water supply and wastewater utilities in Arab countries to provide best practice service delivery to their customers.

Eng. Khaldon Khashman
Secretary general of ACWUA

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Khaldon Khashman is a senior water utilities management expert, who served the water sector in Jordan for more than 25 years, where he started his career at Jordan Drinking Water Corporation in the early eighteens, then filled many vital positions at the Water Authority of Jordan in different service areas in Jordan. Eng. Khaldon Khashman is a member of board of directors at the Water Authority of Jordan, municipal councils, Jordan Engineers Association and other professional organization and a former board member in Jordan Water Company (Miyahuna), Northern Governorates Water Administration and Aqaba Water Company.

ACWUA Project implementation partners and Funding agencies

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
World Bank
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Cooperation

Wasser Berlin International
International Water Association (IWA)

ACWUA Partners and Supporters

Jordanian government

Partnership and agreements

African water association

ACWUA Partners and Supporters

Jordanian government

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