The Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) was founded in 1968 with headquarters in Mumbai. It is a voluntary body of professionals concerned and connected with water supply for municipal, industrial, agricultural uses and treatment and disposal of wastewater. IWWA focuses basically on the entire "Water Cycle" encompassing the environmental, social, institutional and financing issues.
IWWA has 27 centres spread across the country in almost all provinces and is conducting different activities in the areas of Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment and Disposal. IWWA has a membership of more than 6500 plus professionals spread all over the country and abroad. IWWA brings out a quarterly Journal and a bi-monthly newsletter called Mid-stream. The IWWA objective is to acquire, promote and advance knowledge, skills, expertise, design, management of water and trainings in water and wastewater engineering.
IWWA will play an important role in order to ensure the economic benefits to the sector and to integrate SMEs into the project. It will be responsible for taks 6.2 of the SME breeding programme and support ESF and seecon for the coaching and training of NaWaTech SMEs. Moreover, IWWA will play an important role in the NaWaTech CoP (WP4) and organise the NaWaTech conference. Moreover it will take the co-lead for the advocacy core group within WP4 and be responsible for the development of policy briefs (task 5.3). IWWA will also be in charge of ensuring sustainability of the NaWaTech development parks (task 3.6) and of developing a consolidation strategy for the CoP advocacy groupd (task 4.8).
IWWA has participated in the EU funded project Asia Pro Eco “ecosan capacity” and in the development of the sustainable sanitation and water management toolbox (sswm.info). IWWA is also an active member of the international water association (IWA). IWWA and its local centres have a wide experience organising various activities such as national conventions, international and national seminar, workshops and conference, technical visits and capacity building and awareness programmes. These activities offer an information exchange platform for practitioners from research and industry for new technologies, management methodologies, their usages and experience.