October 19, 2015—The IAPMO Group sends a delegation to the Middle East for critical water discussions. Under a grant from US Federal Government, via the US Standards Alliance, the IAPMO Group travels to Jordan to highlight US standards, codes and testing practices that can assist the region find solutions to its water scarcity issues.
Attending and exhibiting at the International Water Association's Water and Development Congress and Exhibition 2015, IAPMO joins water stakeholders from around the world. In addition to the Congress and Exhibition, the IAPMO delegation, consisting of Ohannes Dembekjian, senior vice president for Continuous Compliance; Dain Hansen, senior vice president of Government Affairs and Christopher Lindsay, manager of Government Affairs, has meetings in Amman with Jordanian government officials and officials from the US government based in Amman.
"Water is a critical resource around the globe, particularly in the Middle East." states Ohannes Dembekjian, senior vice president for Continuous Compliance. "It is our hope and goal to work with these key stakeholders to offer IAPMO resources as a tool help address these complex problems in the region."
"To help those suffering from lack of water and proper sanitization is of highest priority for IAPMO and the US Government," Dain Hansen, senior vice president of Government Affairs, states. "The partnership of IAPMO, USAID and ANSI is forged with the common goal to help those around the globe facing water and sanitation challenges, and we are thrilled for the support to make this goal become a reality."
The Standards Alliance is U.S.-sponsored technical assistance initiative created by USAID in partnership with the American National Standards Institute ANSI). The Standards Alliance provides technical and financial resources to advance reforms that help businesses participate in the global trading system while building the capacity of developing countries to implement the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to trade.