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Location : (Algiers) Algeria
Date : 3 to 05/12/2013

ACWUA 6th Best Practices Conference

Standardization and Certification in Managing Water Utilities in the Arab Region

3-5 December 2013, Algiers, Algeria

Under the Patronage of the Algerian Minister of Water Resources,

H.E Eng. Hussein Nacib

Arab countries water utilities association (ACWUA) plays a leader role in the development of innovative water solutions with noteworthy achievements and capacity building on best practices in managing water and wastewater utilities. One of ACWUA’s important objectives is promoting for standards of performance for governance, management, operation of water supply and wastewater utilities in the Arab region.

Standardization brings important benefits to industries and businesses including a solid foundation upon which to develop new technologies and an opportunity to share and en-hance existing practices.

Standardization also plays a pivotal role in assisting Governments, Administrations, Regulators and the legal profession as legislation, regulation and policy initiatives are all supported by standardization.

Certification and standardization are tools to help us manage our shared water resources equitably and durably. International water standards build confidence through consensus-based global solutions for good business practice, management of resources, risk assessment, metrics and infrastructure. They facilitate sustainable water management and increase water potential, helping alleviate water scarcity and contributing to achieving the UN's Millennium Development Goals.

Building on the success of the previous best practices conferences; ACWUA 6th Best Practices conference in Algeria is a unique opportunity and platform to employ the topic of standardization and certification sharing as integrated solution for water and wastewater management in the Arab World.

Conference Themes and Topics

This year focus area will be Standardization and certification as best practice in managing water utilities in the Arab region.

The following is a selection of key themes which the Scientific Committee is seeking contributions; papers addressing these issues from the Arab Region and international water community are welcomed and encouraged.

Conference key themes:

1.Regional standardization and certification: challenges, success factors and opportunities

2.Standardization: An approach towards sustainability management for water utilities

3.Institutionalization and reform of water utilities to enhance performance and comply with international management standards

4.Capacity building for standards compliance and certification of water utilities

Conference Official Languages are: English and Arabic – Simultaneous translation to French will be available.

Important Deadlines (After Extension):

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: 20 September 2013
  • Announcement of results and selection process will start in: 10 October 2013
  • Deadline for submitting the presentations and papers: 10 November 2013

Technical and Scientific Program:

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