Association kicks off international twinning program

Posted 20 March, 2017

 Australia’s water expertise is now enabling Vietnam’s water utility sector to achieve their water reform objectives with the launch of a twinning program between five Australian utilities and five Vietnamese utilities including:

  • Son La Water Company – Cairns Regional Council 
  • Saigon Water – Seqwater 
  • Binh Duong – Wannon Water, Victoria
  • Phu Tho – Coliban Water, Victoria
  • Hue Water Corporation – Water Corporation of Western Australia

The principal objective of the twinning program is to take forward key water reform objectives of the Vietnam Government in its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aimed at universal access to safe and clean water. It will achieve this by offering Australian expertise to water utilities in Vietnam in their delivery of safe and reliable water and wastewater services. 

Australian utilities are well placed to support Vietnam utilities on these issues, said Paul Smith, Australian Water Association International Manager, as many of these issues are similar to ones Australia has faced in the past.

The twinning program has been funded by the Australian Water Partnership which will include a special Australian-Vietnam twinning program at Ozwater'17.

For more information on the twinning program contact Paul Smith at

Cairns Regional Council: Water expertise shared through twinning program  
Cairns Regional Council: Expertise shared across global waters
Vietnam Water Supply Association: Vietnam's special programs at Ozwater'17 (Page in Vietnamese)