Japanese Water Leader to Address Tsunami Relief, Water Restoration Efforts at AWWA Annual Conference

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In a keynote address opening the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE11) in Washington, D.C. in June, the leader of Japan’s largest water association will describe his organization’s extraordinary efforts to provide relief and restore safe water following the recent earthquake and tsunami.

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The global water community can learn a great deal from JWWA’s heroic response to the recent events in Japan.

In a keynote address opening the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE11) in Washington, D.C. in June, the leader of Japan’s largest water association will describe his organization’s extraordinary efforts to provide relief and restore safe water following the recent earthquake and tsunami.

Mr. Yoshihiko Misono, executive director of the Japan Water Works Association (JWWA), will speak during the ACE11 Opening General Session, which begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 13.

Since the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, JWWA has marshaled utilities from throughout the country to deliver treated drinking water and restore water service to more than two million impacted households. Attendees of AWWA’s ACE11 will have the unique opportunity to hear Mr. Misono’s firsthand description of the short- and long-term response in the impacted prefectures.

“AWWA is honored that Mr. Misono has agreed to address the attendees of ACE11,” said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. “The global water community can learn a great deal from JWWA’s heroic response to the recent events in Japan.”

To learn more about JWWA, please visit http://www.jwwa.or.jp/english/index.html.

To register for ACE11, visit http://www.awwa.org/ACE11. Individuals interested in learning more can also follow ACE11 on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Media Note: Accredited members of the media may attend ACE11 at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Public Affairs. For media registration, please visit the press room at http://www.awwa.org or contact Deirdre Mueller at dmueller(at)awwa(dot)org or 303-347-6140.

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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