“We promote cooperation, exchange and professional training in the water and sanitation sector in Africa.”


African Water Association

AfWA develops programs that Members fully benefit from such as:

  • Technical and administrative surveys
  • Vocational training (Member utilities training centers)
  • Liquid sanitation management
  • Capacity building (AfWA’s Academy for Water & Sanitation)
  • Innovative technology
  • Fecal sludge management
  • Resilience to climate change
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Strengthening and monitoring laboratories for clean drinking water.

AfWA does organize:

  • Congresses every two years that thousands of delegates
  • Technical sessions by its Scientific & Technical Council (STC) every four or six months
  • Master classes every six months
  • Workshops, online-seminars panel on specific issues, etc….

AfWA has more than 200 members worldwide!

Why become a member?

  • Benefit from a network of over two hundred member utilities and organizations throughout the African continent, a unique framework that connects you directly to the largest, African water and sanitation utilities through Scientific and Technical Councils as well as regular platforms such as our Congresses.
  • Join the AfWA exchange platform offering a partnership program among member companies to promote the sharing of best practices.
  • Sign up for the African Water and Sanitation Academy and benefit from online and in-person trainings only available to AfWA members.
  • Tap into the ever widening AfWA horizons through our growing networks in cooperation with other venues such as the International Water Association (IWA), the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), the World Water Council (WWC), and other networks where we share African expertise globally to enrich opportunities available for AfWA members.
  • Become a member of a reliable institution working with trusted, global partners to provide meaningful programs to AfWA members.

AfWA membership consists of: 

  • Corporate Members: Organizations, establishments, or utilities operating in the drinking water, sanitation and environment sector in Africa.
  • Affiliate Members: Organizations operating in the drinking water, sanitation and environment sector at national, continental, or international levels.
  • Individual Members: Individuals comprised of academic practitioners, researchers, sector and other professionals, retired individuals, students, and persons whose work and interests are related to the drinking water, sanitation and environment sector.

Membership forms can be downloaded on our website: · http://afwa-hq.org

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