The PWWA benchmarking started in 2010 to contribute to the PWWA vision and mission and attract attention of utilities, development partners, customers and all concerned parties to the water sector of the Pacific Islands. Since 2011, PWWA uses the tools and instruments of the international Benchmarking of Water and Sanitation Utilities of the World Bank (IBNET) to collect data.
2. Capacity Building of Utilities and Governance
Part of PWWA’s role is to coordinate with donors a training program for our utilities to address gaps that are identified as part of the benchmarking exercise and also its training needs analysis.
3. Annual Conference and Expo
This is an annual event for the water and wastewater sector in the Pacific islands bringing together likeminded professionals, leaders in water and wastewater in the public and private sector, leaders in the political arena from across the Pacific to share experiences and knowledge, learn from each other and build new relationships. The private sector from around the Pacific and especially from Australia and New Zealand will also have the opportunity to exhibit their products and any emerging technologies at the EXPO and network with representatives of 30 utilities from around the pacific.
4. Young Water Professional Program
The Young Water Professional (YWP) Program is a flagship program for PWWA and focuses on building leadership skills, mentoring with experts from the region, sharing ideas on resolving emerging issues developing “together” innovative solutions and most importantly promoting and strengthening the roles of gender equality in the sector.
5. Ministerial Forum
The inaugural Pacific Water Ministers Meeting was convened as part of the 8th Pacific Water and Wastewater Conference in PNG, August 2015. At that meeting, the Ministers as leaders of the region in this critical sector, made the commitments as set out in the PNG Ministerial Communique on the Pacific Water Agenda. The Ministers agreed and committed to lead and champion the pacific Water Agenda by elevating the water and sanitation challenges faced by our member countries into the prominence at the regional and international levels.