The International Water Association
The International Water Association is a global reference point for water professionals, spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. Through its network of members and experts in research, practice, regulation, industry, consulting and manufacturing, IWA is in a better position than any other organization to help water professionals create innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to challenging global needs. The strength of IWA lies in the professional and geographic diversity of its membership — a global mosaic of national, corporate and individual member communities, who represent:
- Utilities – managing water services worldwide
- Consultants – connecting problem owners with solution providers
- Industry – creating sustainable water solutions
- Regulators – safeguarding public health
- Equipment manufacturers – translating ideas into products
- Researchers – where solutions begin
The IWA network is structured to promote multi-level collaboration among its diverse membership groups, and to share the benefit of knowledge on water science and management worldwide. The Association organizes and sponsors more than 40 international events, each year, around the globe, on diverse topics in water management. Various segments of membership organize their own activities and events. Specialist groups represent the core vehicle for issues-based interaction on scientific, technical and management topics. They facilitate collaboration and knowledge generation, primarily through regular conferences and publications.
Since January 2011, Water Supply Association of Albania is IWA member of the International Water Association.