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Vincentian elected president of Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association

Vincentian elected president of Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association

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Vincentian Lennox O’Reilly Lewis is the new president of the Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association (CWWA).{{more}}

Lewis, who will serve a two-year term, was installed as president of the association on October 4 in the Bahamas, at the 21st Annual Conference of the CWWA. He is the second Vincentian to be elected president of the CWWA.

Lewis, who currently resides in Barbados, is the Operations Officer at the Caribbean Development Bank, a post he has held since 2004. Prior to that, Lewis served as Manager of the Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) of the Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA), here in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

At the conference, the former CEO of CWSA, engineer Daniel Cummings, delivered a country paper on “Water and Sanitation as a human right” for SVG, at the invitation of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), according to a release.

Cummings was the first Vincentian to serve as president of the CWWA.

Lewis, in his inaugural address, praised the foundation he had received at the CWSA, including the opportunity to present a paper at the conference in the Bahamas during his first year at CWSA. In that conference, he presented on the model used to build the largest slow sand filtration plant in the Western Hemisphere, located at Dalaway in the Vermont Valley.

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