WISA is excited to announce its partnership with IFAT Africa. The aim of the partnership is to forge ahead with drinking water production, water supply and wastewater treatment in drought-plagued countries by means of professional know-how and appropriate technologies. With this in mind, WISA, the only non-profit organization catering for the water sector in South Africa, and IFAT Africa, the leading trade show for environmental technologies in sub-Saharan Africa, have agreed to join forces.

IFAT Africa was an official partner of the WISA Biennial Conference & Exhibition held in Cape Town from June 24 to 27, 2018. In future, the biggest specialist conference for the South African water sector will profit from the comprehensive industry network of Messe München through IFAT Africa, one of its five subsidiary events of IFAT in Munich. By their cooperation, the organizers would like to promote the transfer of international know-how and professional exchange.

By contrast, the transfer of technology takes center-stage at IFAT Africa. Besides waste and recycling solutions, this encompasses solutions for the desalinization of sea water, for groundwater production or sewage treatment. The next IFAT Africa conference will take place in Johannesburg from 9-11 July 2019, WISA will strengthen the trade show’s professional supporting program by organizing specialist lectures or workshops on education and further training for municipal water and sewage experts. The trade show for environmental technologies and the WISA Biennial Conference will each take place biennially – on an annually rotating basis.

Dr. Lester Goldman, Chief Executive Officer of the Water Institute of Southern Africa: “WISA is very pleased to be partnering with IFAT Africa. IFAT Africa promises to become the leading expo of its type in Africa with large-scale benefits –  globally and locally. Our partnership shows what can be achieved through proactive collaboration.”

For Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München: “We must intertwine technologies and expert knowledge more closely with each other in order to achieve a comprehensive and sustainable supply of water as a vital resource also in southern Africa. That is precisely what we want to achieve with our cooperation.”

Further information on IFAT Africa is available under www.ifat-africa.com