The General Meeting is responsible for the supervision, control and direction of the affairs of the Association.
The General Meeting consists of representatives from National Associations (each with 1 vote)
and the International Suppliers Committee, which holds 5 votes.
The Executive Council (“EXECO”) consists of the Chair, Deputy Chair and Treasurer, representatives from National Associations, Pan-European companies and International Suppliers. It makes recommendations and proposes motions to the General Meeting.
The administration and day-to-day management of the affairs of the Association are the responsibility of the Director General and General Manager.
Members of National Associations, Direct and Pan-European Members and International Suppliers in good standing are very welcome to attend the Committee meetings which are currently being held on-line. WE encourages open, lively and collaborative debate within its committees ensuring that the voice of Members is heard in the decision-making process.
Chateaud’eau – Chair
Pan-European Member (Eden Springs)
Culligan – Deputy Chair
AA First – Treasurer
Chair, International Suppliers Committee
It is administered by:
Education & Audit Committee
This Committee encourages membership from each of the National Associations. Its mandate is to ensure that WE training courses and audits are designed, promoted, maintained and carried out in line with the WE Guidelines for Good Hygiene Practices.
The Committee promotes the highest standards of quality and hygiene throughout the European water dispenser industry through Bottling Plant and Distributor/Operator audits, based on WE Guidelines for Good Hygiene Practices.
The audits are undertaken by internationally recognised and certified agencies. The Committee ensures that the WE Codes comply with and incorporate the requirements of all relevant EU Directives, creating the necessary Check Lists and supporting the Members to successfully pass the third-party inspections.
Standards & Technical Committee
The technical developments and legislation related to the water dispenser industry are monitored by the Standard & Technical Committee. The Committee advises the members and follows up on any regulations which could affect the further development of their specific products.
The committee works with the EU Regulators when necessary to protect the interests of the industry. The WE Technical Manual, produced by the committee, comprises relevant information for the Members and provides an unimpeachable quality standard for the industry.
Eden Springs, Chair
Dr. Antoni Borrell Azlor
Laboratory Dr Oliver Rodés – Deputy Chair
The Communications Committee promotes WE to the European water dispenser industry, government agencies and regulators, to encourage WE membership and awareness of the benefits of water hydration.
Polymer Solutions, Chair
Idea & Marketing
Suppliers & Trade Fair Committee
This Committee represents the interests of both International and National Supplier/Manufacturer Members. It leads the organisation, content and success of the annual event. The Committee holds 5 votes at the General Meeting.