The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials recently joined the U.S. Water Partnership, a cooperative effort uniting 41 government agencies, academic organizations, water coalitions, NGOs and private-sector interests to ensure water security, health and conservation across the globe, especially within developing nations.

“The U.S. Water Partnership will allow us to bring together the best thinking - in both the private and public sectors - to tackle the pressing water challenges the world faces today and will face in the future,” said U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “Sharing American knowledge and expertise in water protection will allow us to mobilize resources and bring about real progress in the United States and abroad. Like all of our sustainability work, this effort is about protecting health and the environment at the same time that we strengthen our economy.”

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