The Scientific and Technical Council is the permanent organ of the African Water Association. It consists of AfWA Members and its mission is to study the managerial, legal, financial, technical and scientificproblems related to the water and sanitation sector that its members may face. To this end, the STC organizes studies and technical sessions, and conducts skills-building programs and seminars to propose solutions to the various problems of the sector. The STC produces technical supports and white papers, positioning AfWA to influence the direction of the water and sanitation sector policies in Africa. The STC meets two to three times a year in an African capital.