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WPC members pictured at their recent meeting in Buenos Aires.

For the first time in its 20 year history, the World Plumbing Council has held a General Meeting in South America. The meeting- in Buenos Aires, Argentina- took place from 13-15 October 2010 and was attended by representatives of 8 countries.

Robert Burgon, WPC Chairman, said that “WPC is keen to show that it is a truly global organisation and we took the decision to come to Argentina to meet representatives of our only existing South American member (IAPMO) and also of potential member organisations from South America. Several useful meetings took place with plumbing industry organisations and I am optimistic that these will leads to an increase in WPC membership in this region of the world.”
During the meeting, reports were made on a number of developments for WPC including:

  • A further secondment of a plumbing expert to work on a range of projects with the World Health Organisation.

  • The completion of a training package on the health aspects of plumbing-shortly to be made available on the WPC website.

  • A review of the governance structure of the organisation.

  • Plans for the celebration of World Plumbing Day on 11 March 2011.

  • Proposals to enhance WPC’s presence at ISH trade shows organised by WPC’s special industry partner, Messe Frankfurt.

  • The recent visit by WPC Executive Board Director Richard Prospal to Tajikistan where he prepared a Water Safety Plan for a hospital.

The next WPC General Meeting will take place in Bangalore, India from 8-11 march 2010 and will include a event in conjunction with the World Health Organisation to celebrate World Plumbing Day.

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