Water Journal : Water Journal June 2015
25 AWA News June 2015 WAter connecting the australian and Vietnamese Water sectors DFAT has engaged the Australian Water Association, with support from the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and relevant water ministries, to foster closer economic, technical and operational co-operation between the Vietnamese and Australian water sectors. It will support government priorities in Vietnam focusing on: Strengthening governance, financial and investment structures of the Vietnam water sector By transferring Australian experience and know-how this component will support efforts to strengthen the capacity of Vietnam Ministries, provincial governments and utilities to plan, regulate and price water and wastewater services efficiently and effectively, thus supporting conditions favourable for enhanced private participation in Vietnam’s water sector. Trade and business development This component will support Australian-Vietnamese trade in water and wastewater products, technologies and services, and business partnerships including Joint Ventures and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). It will implement workshops, trade exhibitions and pilot studies in regional, remote and urban areas validating low-cost, low-maintenance advanced water and wastewater treatment and energy recovery technology. It will also undertake case studies examining pre-conditions for joint ventures and PPPs between Australian and Vietnamese water companies and government agencies. Improved service delivery and utility capacity This component will facilitate two-way exchange and twinning placements between Australian and Vietnamese water professionals and agencies in the following areas: • Water quality risk management; • Asset management; • Water efficiency; • Water recycling; • Water regulation (economic, health and environment); • Wastewater management; international JOIN THE AUSTRALIAN DELEGATION TO VIETWATER 2015 The Australian Water Association and Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA), in partnership with the ANZ Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade in Vietnam, invites you to participate in an Australian delegation to VietWater 2015, to be held in Hanoi 25–27 November 2015. Vietwater is Vietnam’s largest water and wastewater conference, an international industry event that attracts over 10,000 visitors from across 35 countries. Participation in the event will include: Space within the Australian Water Booth The Australian Water Booth is a large, professionally constructed booth centrally located in the exhibition hall. You will be provided with a personalised freestanding poster display and brochure rack. All exhibitors will be promoted in the Australian delegate handbook, in addition to featuring in a colour webcast that is circulated to over 10,000 attendees prior to the event. Present your services and technologies during the Australia- Vietnam workshop The Australian Water Association and VWSA are organising a special workshop for you to pitch your product to the market and share your experiences of Australia’s millennium drought and water reform journey. Have your technology selected for a pilot study in Vietnam water utilities as part of the project Companies with technology in high demand may be selected for a pilot study where the technology will be trialled in partnership with select water and wastewater providers in Vietnam. This study will be part of the Australian Water Association program in Vietnam and will be designed to build confidence in the use of innovative technology while contributing to the development of national standards and guidelines. Receive information on sectors and potential business partners The Australian Water Association will undertake an in-depth business partner scan and provide you with information on specific water sectors and potential business partners to increase your opportunities in the Vietnamese market. Access to business opportunities We will provide you relevant leads, including tenders for programs funded by international and domestic financial institutions. Opening doors We will facilitate meetings with the Vietnamese authorities at government, provincial and local level, or with Vietnamese enterprises. We will support you connecting with international water professionals, donor agencies, decision- makers, potential buyers and partners. Providing information on Vietnamese rules and regulations – for example, on import, export and the establishment of legal entities. We can also refer you to relevant government agencies or legal assistance and help you navigate through the relevant regulations and standards. Receive logistical support We will facilitate the display space and marketing of your company and provide assistance in arranging brochures and printed materials for the event. Cost and funding options The cost for full participation in the event is $2,500 (ex-GST) for members and for non- members $2,750 (ex-GST). This does not include domestic or international travel, meals outside of the nominated events or accommodation. Payment is required to be made on signing of an agreement prior to departure. Funding support There are opportunities for the registration costs to be reimbursed through State and Commonwealth Government assistance programs. The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Please go to www.austrade.gov.au/Export/ Export-Grants/What-is-EMDG for more information. Participants are encouraged to contact their State Government Trade and Investment Agency to access support. Registration Registration and payment to join the delegation is due by 3 September 2015 and available via www.awa.asn.au/ VietWater2015. For further information please contact Paul Smith, the Australian Water Association’s International Manager, at email@example.com or on 02 9467 8403.
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