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Successful Completion of the 7th Pacific Water Conference and Expo

The 7th Pacific Water Conference and Expo was hosted by the Pacific Water and Wastes Association in partnership with the American Samoa Power Authority from the 9th – 11th September in Utulei, American Samoa.  The conference featured international and Pacific speakers, technical papers and workshops which focused on the theme “Water and Energy in the Pacific”.

To coincide with the conference, an Allied Meeting, Board Meeting, Annual General Meeting were also held to discuss governance issues and requirements for the Association.  The Annual Report for 2013 which contains financial audit report was also tabled and approved.  In addition, a benchmarking workshop was carried out for Pacific Utility Members to discuss data collection for 2014.

Around 150 participated and was yet another successful conference this year.

PWWA would like to acknowledge the support of ADB and our sponsors and the commitment of our co-host, American Samoa Power Authority.

PWWA Represented at the CWWA Conference

PWWA Executive Board Chairman, Opetaia Ravai represented and presented on behalf of PWWA at the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) 23rd Annual Conference Exhibition in Paradise Island in Bahamas.

CWWA was also represented at the PWWA 7th Annual Conference and Expo in American Samoa in September and the two associations shares similar challenges and experience.  Discussions are now in progress for a prospect of a joint memorandum understanding (MOU) between the two associations.

Presentation to Latu and Kisa Kupa

At the 7th annual Pacific Water Conference and Expo, Latu and Kisa Kupa were presented with a special award acknowledging their '... outstanding and continuous leadership and support for Pacific Water and Wastes Association' over the last 20 years.

Special Awards

1. Best Presentation - Pacific Water Conference 2014

Winner: Morwenna Petaia, Samoa Water Authority, Samoa

2. PWWA Young Water Professional of the Year 2014

Winner: Masoe Leslie Mu'a, Transworks, Samoa

3. First runner Up - Expo Display Pacific Water Conference 2014

Winner: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa

4. Best Expo Display Pacific Water Conference 2014

Winner: Filtration Technologies (FILTEC), New Zealand

5. PWWA Award for Exeptional Service 2014

Winner: American Samoa Power Authority, American Samoa

6. Best PWWA Support Allied Members 2014

Winner: HUMES PIPELINES, New Zealand

7. IB-NET/World Bank for hosting the Benchmarking Workshopp 2014

Award Received by Alexander Danillenko (Sasha), World Bank

8. ADB for Major Sponsor of the Conference

Award Received by Sharyn Bow, PRIF Technical Assistance Manager

9. American Samoa Power Authority for Hosting the 7th Annual Conference & Expo 2014

Award Received by American Samoa Attorney General

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PWC'14 Conference

9 - 11 September 2014, American Samoa

  
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