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Positive Synergies

See the electronic version Above all expectations, the 15th Congress of the African Water Association (AfWAAfWADefinition: African Water Association...
), held in Kampala, on the shores of Lake Victoria, testified to the fact that our Association now occupies a key place in all actions aimed at improving access of African populations to potable water and basic sanitation services. Never in the history of the ex-Union of African Water Suppliers (ex-UAWS) and AfWAAfWADefinition: African Water Association...
, has a Congress had such international effect. Drawn from Africa and other…

The time to act is now!

See the electronic version By a vote of 122 in favour to none against, with 41 abstentions, the UN General Assembly on 28 July 2010 adopted a resolution recognizing access to clean water and sanitation as human right. The resolution also calls on States and international organizations to provide financial resources, build capacity and transfer technology, particularly in developing countries. For The African Water Association this is a very welcome development. Even as we wish to congratulate members of the…

Maintaining the excellence bar

See the electronic version The year 2010 is ending and we can proudly say that the harvest was good for the African Water Association, in view of the activities conducted. The year 2010 marked the age of maturity for our Association, which celebrated its 30 years of existence in March in Kampala. The 30th Anniversary coincided with the holding of our 15th Congress in the same city. The international echo of this Congress, the number (1,600) and quality of delegates…

Solidarity and public service

See the electronic version The post-electoral crisis in Cote d’Ivoire revealed two essential values for our water and sanitation utilities: solidarity and sense of public service. The first lesson to be drawn from the crisis is that the Société de distribution d’eau de la Côte d’Ivoire (SODECI) benefited from the solidarity of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) when it escorted trucks transporting lime to its treatment plant at Abobo, a town in the Abidjan District, where violent…

Yes, we can

See the electronic version Black Africa is not well poised to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the area of sanitation? The afro-pessimists will unreservedly answer: YES. Are they wrong in believing it? We will also plainly answer: YES. Our participation in the 3rd African Conference on Hygiene and SanitationSanitationDefinition: A general term used to describe a battery of actions that all aim to reduce the spread of pathogens ...
(AfricaSan 3) in Kigali enabled us to discover with pleasure and delight a country that has made considerable progress in the area of sanitation. The pays des Mille Collines,…

Marrakech 2012: Rendez-vous of giving and receiving

See the electronic version We are left with a few weeks to go to usher in the New Year 2012, which will mark the celebration of our biennial high mass. The African Water Association (AfWAAfWADefinition: African Water Association...
) will hold its 16th Congress from 20 to 23 February 2012 in Marrakech (Morocco). The theme chosen is: “Collaborative mechanisms and innovations for sustainable development of water and sanitation sector in Africa”. Policy-makers, donors, international cooperation agencies, researchers, academics and the civil society will find…

A Water Revolution soon in Africa?

See the electronic version Three major events marked the water and sanitation related global community in this first quarter of the year 2012. In chronological order, these events are our 16th Congress in Marrakesh (from February 20th to 23rd), the 6th World Water Forum in Marseilles (from March 12th to 17th) and the celebration of the World Water Day (March 22nd). The close relation between these three events is that they sowed the seeds of awakening our consciousness on the crucial…

Securing relief

Read the digital version The running out end of the year 2012 appears as a right time to make the annual assessment of activities carried out within our organization for the professional capacity building of our members. As the new President Duduzile Myeni highly put it in her closing remarks of our 16th Congress, “I will carry it and let it flow as Water's flow, to ensure that, ultimately, it charters economic development in Africa”, AfWAAfWADefinition: African Water Association...
adopted an ambitious roadmap.…

Go on battle order

Read the digital version The recent meetings (STC and General Assembly) of the African Water Association (AfWAAfWADefinition: African Water Association...
) held in Dar Es Salaam last May, were indicators regarding the vitality of our organization. The successful organization of these meetings by Dar Es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) and Dar Es Salaam Water and Sewerage Corporation (DAWASCO) with the support of many sponsors, the strong mobilization of the participants and the support of the Tanzanian authorities are the perfect illustration of…

Heading for post-2015 development agenda

Read the digital version Within a few months to the year 2015 regarding the assessment of the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the international community has started to mobilize so as to think about post-2015 sustainable development agenda. A United Nations System Task Team with the objective to coordinate the preparations of post-2015 and a High-Level Group of 27 members to advise on post-2015 global development have already been set up by the United Nations Organization’s (UNO) Secretary-General,…

We are on the right track

Read the digital version At this end of year 2013, we are at the time of assessment in order to estimate the level of achievement regarding the activities carried out during these 365 days of labor. During the last months, we undertook within the African Water Association (AfWAAfWADefinition: African Water Association...
) to implement several projects with the support of technical and financial partners.The level of achievement of these various projects in their growing phase shows that we are on the right track. The Non…

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The 19th International Congress of the African Water Association will be held from 11 to 16 February 2018 in Bamako, Mali.

AfWA meetings: The next Scientific and Technical Council of the African Water Assocaiton will be held from 27 November to 1er December 2017 in Bamako, Mali. Sign up http://www.cstbamako2017.afwa-hq.org

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