National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) on behalf of the Government of Uganda is set to host the 20th Africa Water Association (AfWA) International Congress & Exhibition next month.
The four-day event will run from 24th to 27th of February 2020 at the Kampala Serena hotel under the theme; Breaking new grounds to accelerate access to water and sanitation for all.
According to NWSC officials, the conference, which is hosted every two years in different African countries is organised to discuss how Africa can solve problems of water scarcity and stress, through innovations and diplomatic efforts.
“The 19th AfWA ICE was held in Bamako, Mali in February 2018 and that’s when it was decided that Kampala becomes the next host. We have everything ready in place and we are very optimistic that the conference will be a big success,” noted Sekabira John Fisher, Principal Corporate Marketing/Digital strategist at NWSC.
The conference will be attended by researchers, policy makers, development partners, and students among others and will be led by the NWSC executive director Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha who is also the President of AFWA.
AfWA is a professional association of establishments, enterprises and utilities operating in the areas of drinking water, sanitation and environment in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Africa suffers from chronically overburdened water systems under the increasing stress from fast-growing urban areas.