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Membership Benefits

WISA has a range of membership benefits available to its members. These benefits are different across the various membership categories. For more information on the benefits we provide please visit the membership tabs.

Corporate Governance

WISA is committed to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance and the Board is fully committed to creating value for members in a balanced, ethical and sustainable manner.

WISA response to water crisis – update

Update on WISA response to water crisis Since its launch on 24 January, our Water Crisis Volunteer platform at has received 1,144 clicks and 153 pledges. We are in contact with Water Shortage South Africa and Gift of the Givers in order to connect the pledges with needs identified. WISA has also – together…
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Gauteng Branch Meeting and Technical Tour

The WISA Gauteng Branch will be holding a branch meeting and Technical tour on 23 February 2018 at the CSIR Business Units involved in water sector R&D. The branch meeting will take place from 10h00 - 12h30 at the CSIR in Pretoria, the branch is also looking for new committee members. If you are interested…
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Anaerobic Sludge Processes Division AGM

Members of the Anaerobic Sludge Processes Division are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the division which will be taking place on 5 March 2018 at 17h00 at the Darvill Wastewater Works in Pietermaritzburg, KZN. Should you wish to attend the AGM kindly RSVP to Mlu Mnguni on before 28 February 2018. The Agenda…
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Western Cape Branch AGM 2018

WISA Western Cape Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Western Cape Branch which will be taking place on 01 March 2018 at 15h00 at Borcherd’s Quarry Wastewater Treatment Works Auditorium. Should you wish to attend the AGM kindly RSVP to Wilma Grebe – on or before 23 February 2018.…
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City of Cape Town water outlook 2018

The City of Cape Town has released a document summarising the water outlook for 2018 along with a presentation. To view the document and presentation please click on the links below: Water Outlook 2018 - Summary Water Outlook 2018 Presentation CoCT Water Outlook…
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Water&Sanitation Africa is the official magazine of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA), focusing on the entire spectrum of water-related issues. It is dedicated to the management, preservation, treatment and provision of water, and is the foremost publication on water and sanitation in southern Africa. It provides its target audience with updates on industry developments, in-depth features and project information. It is a published every alternate month. The Water&Sanitation Africa brand offering includes: a digimag supplements such as the annual Blue and Green Drop Guide a weekly newsletter, offering a round-up of breaking news stories, upcoming events and latest press releases.

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Our Vision

The promotion of professional excellence in the water sector, through building expertise, sharing knowledge and improving quality of life.

Short form: `Promoting professional excellence in the water sector.`

Our Mission

WISA, your professional, comprehensive, independent, volunteer, water sector community institution, that provides diverse membership benefits, and support the Africa water sector in a representative and effective way. It strives to be an effective and efficient organization, subscribing to the principles of its memorandum of incorporation and complying with process of good corporate governance.

Our Values


We are transparent, committed and fair. We accept accountability


We strive for excellence and professionalism. We are respectful of one another.


We are inclusive of all people. We facilitate connectivity.


We are honest and reliable


We do things differently


WISA subscribes to a multi-disciplinary approach for its sector. Members are from various backgrounds and disciplines. The various categories of membership cater for the needs of all professionals involved in the water sector.

The Institute offers both individual and non-individual membership.


Patron membership is the most prestigious form of membership offered by WISA and is renewable annually at the discretion of the Institute. Because of the eminence of its position in the water sector, WISA is extremely circumspect in the selection of Patron Members which it has limited in number so as not to dilute the status and prominence of being a Patron Member of WISA. Typically organisations are only accepted to become Patron Members upon application, should there exist an opportunity for them to contribute towards the mission or the activities of WISA. The most significant benefit will be the public awareness of your association with the only Water Sector representative body in Southern Africa.

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