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Newsome: Key Note Speaker at the UN Water Conference 2023

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

Recognized in 2022’s Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards, Allison Newsome (along with Friso Klapwijk) led the discussion on how nature-based solutions inspire circular water design.

Wavin at UN 2023 Water Conference

BOSTON, MA –Wavin, Orbia’s Building and Infrastructure business and a Netherlands-based global water technology company providing safe, healthy, and secure water, is an accredited delegate to the United Nations (UN) Water Conference kicking off March 22.

Co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan, the Conference’s purpose is to accelerate universal access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation, including the goals contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Against this backdrop, Wavin is extending its water-related commitments as part of the UN Water Action Agenda, convening events to raise awareness of water innovations and to learn from the people who invent them. Wavin is also committed to bringing its technologies to North America to help solve the need for clean and safe water.

Allison Newsome, RainKeep Display at Event

Wavin has a 60+ year history of innovation in plastic pipe systems and solutions and a footprint in 80+ countries. It entered the North American market in early 2023 to address customer needs for environmentally responsible water technologies. Its focus is on partnering with North American system designers and plumbing contractors to improve water technologies in buildings and make cities more climate resilient.

In addition to establishing its own sales and distribution footprint in North America, Wavin acquired Bow Plumbing Group in August 2022. Bow is a Montreal-based manufacturer of plastic pipes and fittings for the residential and commercial construction industry. Wavin has manufacturing locations in North America and strategically-located warehouses and salespeople behind their proven portfolio of technologies designed for participation in the region.

“At Wavin, our vision is to build circular water systems and net zero water communities that are safe, secure, and future-proof. Our participation at the UN Water Conference takes us closer to a future where half of all buildings are thriving ecosystems that also reduce energy demand, and cities which are climate resilient,” concluded Fretz Obregon.


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