AWWA Enters Memorandum of Understanding with the Association for Materials Protection and Performance

Recognizing the importance of protecting assets from corrosion in water and wastewater systems, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) have announced an agreement to collaborate to benefit their members and the wider public.

The cooperative agreement will “help to promulgate knowledge and technologies that protect people, assets, and the environment from the effects of corrosion.” It opens the door for cooperation on events and webinars, technical information exchange and research, and the possibility of collaboration in countries outside of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, particularly India.

“Every good water utility manager understands that protecting pipes and other assets is critical to maintaining strong, healthy water systems,” said David LaFrance, AWWA chief executive officer. “AWWA looks forward to tapping into the experience and expertise of AMPP through this new collaboration.”

Stated Amir Eliezer, AMPP board chair, “On behalf of AMPP’s global members and leadership, I extend our appreciation as we embark on this mutually beneficial relationship with AWWA. Expanding our international reach allows us to share corrosion-related knowledge and cutting-edge technologies with regions facing distinct challenges and needs with water systems, so establishing partnerships like this fosters progress and ensures success in the industry.”