Following the recent general assembly meeting of the Asia Water Council (AWC) held in Manila from the 14-16 of March, we are delighted that the IWRA has been elected to the Board of Governors of the AWC. We will be represented by one of our vice-presidents Yuanyuan Li as Governor, who comes from China. The Alternate Governor will be Gary Jones from Australia, another of our executive board directors and who chairs the International Scientific Committee (ISC) for the XVII World Water Congress set to take place in Daegu in May 2020. This appointment helps IWRA to continue to build on its strong presence in Asia. We look forward to furthering partnerships in the region and also congratulate all the other organisations that that have won seats on this Council. Gary Jones attended meeting on behalf of the IWRA and was joined there by our colleagues from Daegu Metropolitan City who made a presentation to the AWC about the upcoming XVII World Water Congress, which will be focused on “Foundations for Global Water Security and Resilience: Knowledge, Technology and Policy”. The general assembly afforded the opportunity to announce the call for abstracts for oral and posters presentations, special sessions and side events, as well as sponsorship and exhibition packages.
More information at www.asiawatercouncil.org