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Launch of "The Centre for Water and Energy Engineering" in Fiji.

The Centre for Water and Energy Engineering has been launched in Fiji.  The Fiji National University is the host institution for the Centre.  It is envisage that the CWEE will contribute to the higher programs accreditation process as the professional training centre for the Pacific Region.  PWWA has indicated its support for the establishment of the centre when it was discussed and presented during its 6th Pacific Water Conference and Expo in Cook Islands last year, 2013.

PWWA would like to congratulate Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) Chief Executive Officer, Opetaia Ravatai who is also the PWWA Chairman and WAF on this milestone as it will greatly benefit all its members in the Pacific.


Documentations coming soon!!

Flooding in Solomon Islands

PWWA members have been communicating with Richard Austin, General Manager of the Solomon Water Authority to offer its support in this time of need as a result of the recent flood event, natural disaster.  So far, Solomon Water are coping but no doubt the pressure is there for everyone involved in the first response.  We have been advised that New Zealand and Australia are being quick in their responses and support which is very positive especially with regards to first response phase. 

Moreover, PWWA Allied members have also been quick in their response by offering their products to assist with our neighbours in Solomon Islands.  However we will be on standby to offer our assistance.

Attached are reports from Richard Austin on the progress of SIWA during the recovery phase.


The theme for this year's annual conference will be Water and Energy in the Pacific.  It will be particularly pertinent to the operations of ASPA since it handles water, wastewater, solid waste, and power for American Samoa. 

This also ties in with the 2014 International Theme, Water and Energy.  Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.

PWC'14, American Samoa

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Our Annual Pacific Water Conference for 2014 will be held in American Samoa from the 9 - 11 September.  With our new Development Officer on board, Misileti Satuala, preparations are now underway with the assistance of our host utility member, American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA).  We will keep everyone posted as soon as all documents are available on our website.

We look forward to yet another successful conference, so please lock these important dates onto your diaries.

PWC'13 Photos


The Passing of the PWWA's Executive Board Alternate Chairman

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the Association's Executive Board Alternate Chairman and Samoa Water Authority’s Managing Director, Tainau Moefaauo Taputoa Titimaea on 2 February 2014.  Tainau had been a member of the Board since 2003. Known by many as 'Moe', he will not be easily forgotten, given his colourful personality and sense of humour but above all, commitment to achieving the vision of the PWWA.  


Pacific Water Conference and Expo 2013 (PWC'13)

Kia Orana,

The Pacific Water Conference and Expo 2013 was hosted by Pacific Utility Member, Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI), formerly known as the Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning (MOIP). The conference was held between 13 - 15 November 2013. The Conference  theme was - "Pacific Water Cooperation". 

According to participants' feedback, the Conference was a great platform to forge new partnerships, positive networking and showcase success stories and real practical solutions that address Pacific Island water and wastewater challenges. The hospitality demonstrated  by the local host was superb, starting from the moment the participants stepped onto the Cook Island soil. The entertainment witnessed throughout the conference was a bonus and by the end of the Conference, many of the delegates had experienced a bit of 'tamure' delight.

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Benchmarking Report Launch

The 2012 Benchmarking Report was launched by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi during a gathering at Hotel Elisa on Tuesday 14 May 2013.

Technical performance, drinking water quality, customer services, human resources management and financial sustainability were among the indicators the participating Pacific Water Utilities were assessed on.The utilities that participated in the benchmarking survey are supplying water to about 1.8million people and provide wastewater services to approximately half a million people in the Pacific.

The process of developing a set of appropricate benchmarks for utilities in the region has been a challenging one, with the current motivation to continue the bechmarking activity at the regional level. PWWA and PCO (PRIF Coordination Office) will continue their ongoing coordination, communications and support to each utility and the next Benchmarking for 2013 will commnce shortly.

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PWWA Executive Board Alternate Chairman post is now Vacant

A new Alternate Chairman for the PWWA Executive Board will be discussed and elected at the next PWC'14 in September to be held in American Samoa. 

PWC'14 Conference

9 - 11 September 2014, American Samoa

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