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International Partnerships

APWA maintains formal partnerships with the following organizations:

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The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is an association of public works professionals, based in Australia and New Zealand, which seeks to inform, connect, represent and lead public works professionals in Australasia.
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ICLEI - Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (ICLEI MECS)
 is a subdivision of ICLEI, which works with more than 1,300 members from 86 countries, representing more than 850 million people in several states and countries in Latin America and the rest of the world. ICLEI promotes local action for global sustainability. It is a nonprofit association dedicated to sustainable, active and committed development in their work with different levels of local, regional and international government; to promote and foster sustainable development in local government through programs, campaigns and strategic alliances; develop and share knowledge in environmental issues and appropriate environmental
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Slovak Public Works Association logoThe Slovak Public Works Association (ZOVP) is an association representing 70 public works agencies operating in approximately 1,200 municipalities in the Slovak Republic dedicated to improving quality of life and public infrastructure, equipment and services through their employees and public works professionals. It has six sections: transportation and local roads, waste management, landscaping and cemeteries, public lighting, economics and legislature, and international affairs.
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The Czech Republic Association of Public Benefit Services (ZVPS) is an association representing 115 public works agencies providing service in the Czech Republic dedicated to improving the quality of life and public infrastructure, equipment and services through their employees and public works professionals. It has five sections: economic law; communications, cleaning, street lighting; waste management; public greenery, maintenance of sports grounds; and foreign relations.
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The Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering FAME is an association of public works professionals based in Finland which seeks to inform, connect, represent and lead public works professionals in Finland.
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The Swedish Public Works Association (SPWA) is an association of public works professionals based in Sweden which seeks to inform, connect, represent and lead public works professionals in Sweden.
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The Association of Technical Directors in Danish Local Authorities (KTC) is an association of managers based in Danish municipalities which seeks to inform, connect, represent and lead public works professionals in Denmark.
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The Icelandic Federation of Municipal Engineering (SATS) is an association of public works professionals based in Iceland which seeks to inform, connect, represent and lead public works professionals in Iceland.
NKF logoThe Norwegian Association of Municipal Engineers (NKF) is an association of public works professionals based in Norway which seeks to inform, connect, represent and lead public works professionals in Norway.
IFME logoThe International Federation of Municipal Engineering (IFME) connects municipal engineers and public works professionals, public agencies, organizations, institutions and businesses around the world in order that they share a global pool of knowledge and experience. The aim is to foster continued improvement in the quality of public works and wider community services.

APWA maintains collaborative partnerships with the following organizations:


Engineers Without Borders logoEngineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. EWB-USA’s vision is a world in which the communities they serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Today, more than two billion people lack access to the most basic things—clean drinking water, adequate sanitation, reliable passage to local markets and more.