Water quality deterioration in distribution systems, mainly caused by inappropriate planning, design and construction or inadequate operation and maintenance and water quality control, has been linked to a significant proportion of the burden of waterborne and water-related illness. Stresses on these systems caused by rapid urbanization, population growth and aging infrastructure further exacerbates the problems. This reference tool has been developed to help water suppliers and regulators who are familiar with the Water Safety Plan approach, enhance their risk assessment and management and investment planning for their water distribution systems.
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a coalition of national Green Building Councils, making it the largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace. Their mission is to facilitate the global transformation of the building industry towards sustainability through market driven mechanisms.
The WPC and the WorldGBC share a mutual recognition of environmental issues and concerns relating to water use and sanitation, with due regard for public health, welfare and safety in the built environment.
CIB W062 CIB is the acronym of the abbreviated French (former) name; Conseil International du Bâtimen, the full name has since been changed to the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. W062 is one of more than 50 CIB Commissions covering all fields in building and construction industry research and innovation.
W062’s scope includes water supply systems and drinking water quality inside buildings, water drainage (waste and rainwater) systems in buildings and individual waste water treatment.
Messe Frankfurt is one of the worlds leading trade fair organizers and exhibition venue owners. Messe Frankfurt supports exhibitors by opening up international markets for their products, offering their clients a presence in more than 150 countries.
The WPC has recognized Messe Frankfurt as its special industry partner supporting ISH Fairs and Exhibitions in Frankfurt, North America, Argentina, Russia, UAE and China.
The WPC has been recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in relations with the WHO. We work very closely with WHO on a variety of projects.
WHO and WPC jointly published â€œHealth Aspects of Plumbingâ€ on World Water Day, 2006 and this document is being widely used to demonstrate the important role which good plumbing can play in securing good health.
WorldSkills International is a not-for-profit membership association open to organizations which have a responsibility for promoting vocational education and training in their respective countries. It provides a unique means of exchange and comparison of world-class competency standards in the industrial trades and service sector of the global economy.
Traditional trade and craft skills along with the newer technology multi-skilled vocations, make an essential contribution to the economic and social wellbeing of people everywhere. The WPC has a Memorandum of Understanding with WorldSkills International to; share information, knowledge and networks; cooperate in the establishment of vocational standards; and to consider joint projects in promoting vocational training.