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German Water Partnership now includes North American section

Mississauga, ON – The German Water Partnership (GWP), a consortium of government agencies, scientific institutes, NGOs and commercial enterprises active in water-related services and industries, has established a regional section for...



Mississauga, ON – The German Water Partnership (GWP), a consortium of government agencies, scientific institutes, NGOs and commercial enterprises active in water-related services and industries, has established a regional section for North America.

The new section will be headed by KSB Canada executive Dirk Ruppert, who has already helped to launch GWP initiatives in other parts of the world. The objective of the GWP is to make German engineering, know-how and experience in the water sector easily available to partners and clients globally. Formed in 2008, the GWP has over 350 members.

Germany is currently the world’s leading exporter of water treatment technologies with about 20% market share. The new North American section of the GWP will be a platform for the exchange of water-related know-how, technology and business with partners in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

In Canada, the GWP has already launched a dialogue with WaterTAP Ontario, an organization promoting innovative solutions in water management to Canadian companies.

“While Canada possesses massive water resources, parts of the country still face a strong demand for drinking water purification and waste water treatment,” said Ruppert, who also is national business development manager for Mississauga-based KSB Pumps Inc.

For more information on GWP, visit http://www.germanwaterpartnership.de/.


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