World Water, WWT join World Water Press

World Water and its British sister magazine, Water & Waste Treatment (WWT) are among the founder members of the fledgling World Water Press - a joint initiative between seven industry editors to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information on global water issues and water technology.


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Officially inaugurated in Amsterdam at the end of last year, the World Water Press, or WWP, is the brainchild of Aqua Business Communications of the Netherlands.

The seven founding magazines are World Water, Water & Waste Treatment (UK), Wasser Abwasser Praxis (Germany), Technologica del Agua (Spain), Hydroplus (France), H2O (the Netherlands), and Aqua Press International (Austria).

One of the first priorities of the new association is to co-ordinate the monthly publication of a jointly produced page in each of the seven magazines, pooling news and technology resources in the process.

Victoria Mitchell, editor of Water & Waste Treatment and publishing director of World Water, said: “The World Water Press is a truly visionary project, combining the undoubted talents of each of the members, to advance discussion of issues that will affect the whole industry.”

The editors that have helped to found the WWP believe that the association will become an international platform for water journalists to exchange their opinions on subjects including: water pricing, legislation, water recycling, and resource management. The association is a direct response to an increasingly global water market.

As well as serving as an international discussion platform, the WWP will act as a centrepiece for companies seeking international media exposure. The WWP will act as a network for these companies, helping them to maximise publicity opportunities.

“We expect water magazines from other parts of the world to join the WWP in 1999,” added Rinus Onland, director of Aqua Business Communications, the WWP secretariat.

For more information, contact the WWP, PO Box 2047, 4200 BA Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Tel: + 31 183 620066. Fax: + 31 183 621601.
E-mail: int@aquabucom.nl
Web: www.worldwaterpress.net (from March 1).

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