Kazakhstan Delegation Scheduled to Visit ECUA

An International delegation from Kazakhstan will visit and tour the Emerald
Coast Utilities Authority’s (ECUA) Central Water Reclamation Facility (CWRF) in
Cantonment, Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

 The group was invited under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership
Program., which focuses on exposing international visitors to a variety of topics in the United States
such as waste management practices.  The national program visit was arranged by the Institute of International Education (IIE)
and their local program coordinator, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council

Representing the Kazakhstan delegation are Ms. Meruyert Kurmashhova, director, Karaganda Ecological Center,
Ms. Taissiya Kogutyuk, director general, Kazakhstan Kagazy JSC,  Mr. Aidar Makhambet, director, Kazakhstan
Rubber recycling, Ltd., and Mr. Eldar Kildibayev, deputy head, department of
Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Almaty.

The CWRF was named a top-three finalist for the 2011 Global Water Reuse Project of the Year by Global Water
Intelligence in Berlin, Germany, EU. The facility uses advanced wastewater treatment technology, and achieves zero-discharge
through partnerships for industrial reuse of the reclaimed water. The reuse
partnerships also reduce demand on the Sand-and-Gravel Aquifer, the sole source of the area’s drinking water.