Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • Almost 20% of Sub-Saharan Africa relies on a water source that is more than 30 minutes away from the household.
  • 26% of Africa's population (244 million) has a piped water connection on their premises.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for over a third of the world's 884 million people who still do not get their drinking water from improved sources.
  • Africa has 9% of global freshwater resources, but 15% of the global population.

Events Archive

  • WISA 2018
    Conference

    Water Institute of Southern Africa Biennial Conference and Exhibition

    24-29 June 2018

    Cape Town, South Africa 

  • African Utility Week
    Conference

    African Utility Week

    16 - 18 May 2017

    CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

    www.african-utility-week.com

  • LOCS4Africa 2017: Water & Climate Congress
    Conference

    The Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LOCS4Africa) Congress series is Africa’s leading platform for local climate action for cities and other sub-national governments across the Continent. 


    It connects business and industry, investors, scientists, technical experts, development partners, national governments and civil society with Africa’s cities and urban networks. LOCS4Africa offers the opportunity for direct engagement and strategic discussions around current local solutions and emerging trends relating to urban resilience and low-carbon development in Africa. 

    It is a well-established pan-African bi-annual congress, each with a strategic theme critical to urban sustainable development, in line with emerging global trends. The congress places strong emphasis on local leadership and innovative approaches to sustainable development in Africa’s urban context. 

    Focus on Cities: Water & Climate

    LOCS4Africa 2017 will explore critical links between climate change and urban water and sanitation in Africa’s cities. Globally, only 2% of our planets’ water is freshwater, which is fundamental to both human and urban development. Water is THE critical challenge for many of our local governments. African cities, as diverse as large metro’s to small towns, are increasingly experiencing challenges of water security, drought and flooding. As such, there has never been a more relevant time for a pan-African congress to move “from dialogue to action” providing on the ground solutions, unpacking emerging trends and unlocking financial mechanisms.

    LOCS4Africa will:

    • Connect Africa’s cities with local to global water and climate solutions
    • Reimagine development within a rapidly urbanizing landscape 
    • Unpack water and climate opportunities for African cities arising from the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals 

    For more information please click here

    Contact Us

    Email: tarryn.quayle@iclei.org or thea.buckle@iclei.org 
    Tel: +27 (021) 202 0403

  • Kenya Water Week
    No type

    First Annual – KENYA WATER WEEK 2016

    “From Aid to Trade: Enhancing Business Partnerships & Innovation for Sustainable Water and Sanitation Provision in Africa.”

    The Ministry of Water and Irrigation together with Council of Governors, the Water Services Trust Fund, KEWASNET, KEWI and other collaborating institutions are preparing for the Kenya Water Week 2016 Conference and Exhibition to be held on 20th to 25th November 2016. The Conference venue will be Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
    The theme of the Conference is: From Aid to Trade: Enhancing Business Partnerships & Innovation for Sustainable Water and Sanitation provision in Africa. This theme has been arrived at in recognition of the global shift from Aid to Trade, and the need for sustainable financing and development.
     
    The aim of the Conference is to provide a networking opportunity and global platform for public and private sector players to interact and dialogue on water issues in order to enhance business and innovation while matching water sector challenges to solutions. This will no doubt contribute towards more sustainable and economically viable service delivery, and ultimately towards sustainable development. It is expected that the Conference will bring together Government institutions, Water Utilities, Research and Academic Institutions, Private Sector Institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations among others from around the world.
     
    More information here.
  • 6th Africa Water Week
    Conference

    6th Africa Water Week: 'Setting the Platform for Implementing the SDGs on Water Security and Sanitation'

    18 - 22 July 2016, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  • 39th WEDC International Conference
    Conference

    39th WEDC Conference 'Ensuring Availability & Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All'

    11-15 July 2016, Kumasi, Ghana

  • WISA 2016 - Water the Ultimate Constraint
    Archived

    WISA 2016 - Water the Ultimate Constraint

    ICC Durban, South Africa

    To download the programme www.wisa2016.org.za/draft-programme/

    http://www.wisa2016.org.za/draft-programme/

  • Risk Assessment & Management for Drinking Water
    Conference

    Risk Assessment and Risk Management Tools for Drinking Water and Direct Portable Reuse Systems

    Amabhubesi Training Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Sanitation and Water for All
    Conference

    Sanitation and Water for All - Ministerial Meeting 

    15-16 March 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

  • Sustainable Water Management Conference
    Conference

    Sustainable Water Management Conference 

    2-3 March 2016, Sandton, South Africa

    Venue: Michelangelo Hotel

    More information email: production2@asmcomm.co.za

  • International Congress and Exhibition of the African Water Association
    Conference

    Nairobi, Kenya

  • 18th AfWA International Congress
    Conference

    18th AfWA International Congress & Exhibition: Sustainable Access to Water & Sanitation for All 

    22-25 February 2016, KICC, Nairobi, Kenya

    Web: afwacongress2016.org

    Follow: @afwa2016

  • Africities 2015
    Conference

    Africities 2015, 29 November - 3 December 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa

    www.africities2015.org

  • World Toilet Day
    World Day
  • WRC Water Sensitive Urban Design Research Seminar
    Conference

    WRC Reference Group meeting and Water Sensitive Urban Design Research Seminar, 11 November, University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Global Handwashing Day
    World Day
  • Groundwater Division Conference
    Conference

    Gauteng, South Africa

  • International Forests and Water Dialogue
    Conference

    At the margins of the XIV World Forestry Congress (WFC), this dialogue will convene under the theme, 'Forests USE water! And forest ecosystems PROVIDE water!' and focus on the links between water and forests including trade-offs and synergies between water yield and other forest ecosystem services. In addition, a five-year action plan will be launched to support and increase coordinated international and national action on forest-water linkages in science, policy, economics and forest practices. Participants will be able to actively contribute to the debate and to the five-year plan. The dialogue will be hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), which is calling for abstracts, videos and posters.  

  • Conference of the South African National Committee on Large Dams
    Conference

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • World Water Week 2015 Water for Development, Stockholm, Sweden
    Conference
  • Developing Knowledge and Capacity in Water and Sanitation – International Conference
    Conference

    Loughborough, UK

  • Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists “Water Resource Research, Policy and People
    No type

    Drakensberg, South Africa

  • Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction Exhibition and Seminars
    Workshop

    Accra, Ghana

  • Responding to the Global Food Security Challenge through Coordinated Land and Water Governance
    Workshop

    Pretoria, South Africa

  • International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management
    Conference

    A Coruña, Spain

  • Africa's Women in Water Conference 2015
    Conference


    “Mainstreaming gender in the water management sector”

  • AfricaSan 4, Dakar, Senegal
    Conference
  • Water TEC Africa – International Water Technology Exhibition
    Conference

    Johannesburg, South Africa

  • African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa
    Conference

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • The Africa Climate Resilient Infrastructure Summit
    Conference

    Addis Ababa, Ethipia

  • 7th World Water Forum 2015, Daegu & Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea
    Conference
  • ICLEI World Congress 2015 Sustainable Solutions For An Urban Future, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    ICLEI Conference

    8-12 April 2015

  • World Water Day 2015
    World Day
  • AfricaSan4: Fourth Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, May 2014, Dakar, Senegal
    Conference
    • AfricaSan4: Fourth Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, May 2014, Dakar, Senegal
  • World Toilet Day, 19 November 2013 (http://www.worldtoiletday.org)
    World Day
  • Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 (LOCS 2013)
    Conference
    • Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 (LOCS 2013) – 30 October – 1 November 2013, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (www.locs4africa.iclei.org)
  • Water Reuse: Blue Resource of the Future
    Conference
    • Water Reuse: Blue Resource of the Future, 27 – 31 October 2013, Windhoek, Namibia (www.iwareuse2013.com)
  • Global Handwashing Day
    World Day
  • 3rd IWA Development Congress & Exhibition
    Archived

    3rd IWA Development Congress & Exhibition, 14-17 October 2013, Nairobi, Kenya (www.iwa2013nairobi.org)

  • World Heritage Day
    Archived