WISA: inspiring passion for water


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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.

Seasons greetings from WISA

  Dear Valued WISA Member The goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, so it is a pleasure at this holiday time to say Thank You. Wishing you good health and happiness this festive season and prosperity in the New Year. Please note that our offices will close on 15 December…
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WISA Media Statement on Western Cape water crisis

27 October 2017 SA Water Institute on Western Cape water crisis   The water sector is filled with scientists and engineers that are trained to design, operate, and maintain a very complex system that needs to collect, treat, and distribute water to sustain life and business for South African citizens. Some of the challenges that…
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Women’s Day Wishes

You are courage and love… The present and the future… That’s how precious you are. Like our precious women, without water there is no life… Wishing all our women a wonderful day. Happy Women’s Day   Wishing all women a Happy Women’s day… From our precious women. Dr Valerie Naidoo (WISA Chairperson) and Natasia van…
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Preekstoel groundwater project a ‘model for SA”

On Thursday, 13 July 2017, a delegation led by Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Pam Tswhete, paid a visit to the Preekstoel Water Purification Plant in Hermanus. Hosted by the Overstrand Municipality, the visit was in keeping with the Department’s study of various water and sanitation projects that could offer countenance to the drought…
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Career Guides given to IkamvaYouth Programme

To assist and develop our youth, WISA recently provided WRC and EWSETA’s Career Guides to the head office of the IkamvaYouth Programme in Pretoria, for distribution to their branches nationwide. Each branch has a resource centre (library) where these Career Guides will be kept for learners to use. This photo was taken at the Joza…
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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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