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The Czech Water Association (CzWA) was formed in 2009 from the previous Association of Wastewater Treatment Experts (ACE CR). The CzWA is an independent non-governmental and non-profit organization promoting the sustainable and improved management of the total water cycle. The CzWA is a national member for the Czech Republic in the European Water Association and in the International Water Association.
The International Water Association (IWA) is a global reference point for water professionals, spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. Through its network of members and experts in research, practice, regulation, industry, consulting and manufacturing, IWA is in a better position than any other organisation to help water professionals create innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to challenging global needs. Members of DWTEE are active in the following specialist groups of the association: Anaerobic Digestion; Design, Operation and Costs of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants; Microbial Ecology; and Water Engineering (formerly Activated Sludge Population Dynamics).
The European Water Association (EWA) today represent most European countries. The main goal of the association is to create a forum for the mutual information exchange in all aspects of water pollution control in general and of wastewater collection, treatment and disposal in particular. EWA provides professional service to the European Commission in matters dealing with water pollution control and consultancy of water legislation. The Czech Republic became a member of EWA in May 1997. The activities of EWA in the Czech Republic are organized and co-ordinated by the Czech Water Association (CzWA). Professor Jiri Wanner from DWTEE was EWA President between 2005-2007.
The World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. WTO is also one of the few organizations to focus on toilets instead of water, which receives more attention and resources under the common subject of sanitation. Founded in 2001 with 15 members, it now has 235 member organizations in 58 countries working towards eliminating the toilet taboo and delivering sustainable sanitation. Professor Jiri Wanner is a member of the WTO.