McWane President Ruffner Page and the President’s Science Advisor Tout New Technologies For Delivering Safe, Potable Water To Those In Need
McWane, Inc., a leading global company in water infrastructure development, is proud to honor World Water Day by joining the (USWP), a public-private partnership committed to addressing water challenges around the world. McWane President Ruffner Page, Jr., took part in a symposium this month on water issues at the U.S. State Department that drew senior government and private sector officials, including the President’s Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren and U.S. exemplar water technology developers. The group addressed new technologies U.S. companies are developing to overcome the challenges of clean, potable water access around the world, among other topics.
World Water Day is the annual, global commemoration of responsible water resources management and water stewardship. In addition to the event at the State Department, dubbed “USTech H2.O,” Page and others participated in a “Water and Security” meeting at the U.S. Institute of Peace as well.
“The companies here…are bringing forward groundbreaking techniques for getting the most out of the water we’ve got and I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about endorsing that idea,” said Dr. John Holdren, the President’s Science Advisor and Director of the
twenty-eight featured products selected by an independent panel of experts. The products address global water challenges in developed and developing country contexts, from water data management and desalination to economical pumping systems. The tech event attracted hundreds of attendees from the U.S. water sector and the diplomatic community.
Developing new technologies is important, but ensuring they work for those who need it most is just as vital, noted Page. “We are pleased to link water infrastructure and the need for long lasting reliable products with one small example…of how new technologies can take many, many steps to improve the efficiency of water systems.”
The U.S. Water Partnership was launched on World Water Day 2012, and seeks to mobilize U.S.-based knowledge, expertise and resources to improve water security around the world – particularly in those countries most in need. The Partnership currently consists of 87 members who focus on four main objectives: improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) access; advancing integrated water resources management; increasing efficiency and productivity of water and improving governance. For more information, please visit .