Twinning

Twinning

The Australian Water Association in Partnership with the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association and with support from the Australian Water Partnership has commenced a twinning (“Water Operator Partnership”) program between five Australian utilities and five Vietnam water utilities which include:
Seqwater and Sai Gon Water
Corporation:

Seqwater and Sai Gon Water Corporation
Water Corporation of Western Australia and Thua Thien Hue Construction and Water Supply State One Member Company Limited:  Water Corporation of Western Australia and Thua Thien Hue Construction and Water Supply State One Member Company Limited
Cairns Regional Council, Water & Waste and Son La Water Supply Company Limited:   Cairns Regional Council, Water & Waste and Son La Water Supply Company Limite
Wannon Region Water Corporation and Binh
Duong Water – Environment Joint Stock
Company:

Wannon Region Water Corporation and Binh Duong Water – Environment Joint Stock Company
Coliban Water and Phu Tho Water Supply Joint Stock Company:
Wannon Water with Phu Tho Water at Ozwater’17

The Twinning program supports the Government of Australia’s New Aid Policy (New Aid Paradigm) launched in mid-2014, which references Twinning and water as a priority. The Twinning will take forward key water reform objectives of the Vietnam Government in its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal aimed at universal access to safe and clean water by offering Australian expertise in delivering safe and reliable potable water, wastewater and drainage services to water professionals in Vietnam.

The water utilities involved in the program will benefit from increased capacity in the management and expansion of water and wastewater management facilities and the development of skills in business planning, finance and contract management, as well as technical skills essential for operation and maintenance of new facilities. The twinning program will run for a period of 20 months with each twin identifying areas to share knowledge on over this time. Areas of interest include asset management, non-revenue water, water safety, water and wastewater treatment, customer engagement, human resources and technology innovation.
 
Twinning signing ceremony

If you would like to get involved in the twinning program please contact Robbie Goedecke, Australian Water Association International Projects Officer.

If you would like to get involved in the Association’s broader International Program in Vietnam including trade opportunities please consider joining the Australian delegation to Vietwater 8-10 November 2017. Click here for further information
 
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