WaterAid joins forces with Arup

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14 May 2018
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Building on a long standing partnership, Arup and WaterAid are pleased to announce that they are expanding their relationship with a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) that demonstrates a commitment to fostering shared value. The MOU formalises our intention to seek opportunities together that leverage our complementary strengths in order to maximise the impact of our work.

Arup and WaterAid plan to develop water, sanitation and hygiene programs that build resilience and water security across South East Asia and the Pacific. We will continue working together to strengthen water, sanitation and hygiene skills as well as influence private, development and public sectors on water security across the region.

“We are thrilled to further our partnership with Arup so together we can make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everyone within a generation. We are resolutely focused on tackling these three essentials that transform people’s lives. Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good,” said WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Rosie Wheen.

Arup is an independent firm of designers, engineers, architects, planners, consultants and technical specialists working across every aspect of the built environment.

“We are excited to deepen our partnership with WaterAid so that we can deliver shared value through a more integrated, and collaborative engagement. This builds on Arup's commitment to the SDGs, particularly Goal 6 on Water, and demonstrates how we can work with our partners to move beyond traditional, transactional relationships to co-create greater sustainable impact,” said Daniel Lambert, Arup Australasia Water Leader.

Rosie and Daniel Lambert, Arup Australasia, both laughing