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Xylem to assist Ethiopia with water security

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Water solutions firm Xylem announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) to assist in Ethiopia’s advancements in water security.

According to Xylem, the MoU was signed at an event in Ethiopia, attended by Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy His Excellency Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele; State Minister Water Supply and Sanitation Dr. Negash Wagesho; and a representative of the US Embassy in Ethiopia.

“This exploratory partnership is a chance to strengthen our working relationship with the Ministry and build on positive conversations around water systems optimization, energy, water and sewage coverage, and to create a foundation that can help advance Ethiopia’s water sector in the future,” said Patrick Decker, Xylem president and CEO.

“As a global leader in water technology, Xylem is committed to helping communities around the world harness the power of technology to protect and optimize water and wastewater systems. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Ministry to identify potential ways to leverage our broad portfolio of leading-edge technologies to help build water security in Ethiopia – and address one of the greatest challenges of our time: solving water.”