The International Water Association (IWA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have launched the AquaRating Community of Practice for water professionals throughout the world.

The AquaRating Community of Practice is aimed at working to improve performance of water and wastewater utilities through the AquaRating method – a system that provides evaluates the performance of water and sanitation utilities. This is so that they can identify opportunities for improvement to offer quality service, ensure coverage, and operate more efficiently.

Initiated by the IDB and developed through a strategic alliance with the IWA, AquaRating is used by more than 60 water and sanitation utilities around the world to improve their performance and efficiency in water resource management. Currently, AquaRating is also being used as a reference model by regulators, government institutions, cooperation agents for development, and funders.

“The AquaRating Community of Practice aims to capture the experience of water utilities that have used AquaRating, so that other utilities can learn from these applications and obtain greater benefits from the adoption of tools that support them in their journey to achieve Sustainable Development Goals,” said Kala Vairavamoorthy, executive director of IWA.

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Hosted in the digital environment of IWA Connect , the online platform of the International Water Association, the AquaRating Community of Practice is open to water professionals committed to improving performance of their utilities, and passionate about generating collective solutions to global water challenges.

“The community of practice will be a very useful tool for water and sanitation utilities to share and learn from their common experiences, create specific themes, and generate an open knowledge dynamic in the water and sanitation sector,” said Sergio I. Campos G., chief of the water and sanitation division at IDB.

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