Inspiring Passion For Water

Who Are We?

The Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines to meet, discuss, plan for and present solutions for a sustainable water future in the region. Water is one of the greatest challenges facing South Africa and its neighbours – so governments, stakeholders, partners and public participants must come together to find innovative ways of managing water to ensure a sustainable and robust water supply for our growing urban populations. Effective water management is only possible when interrelated factors and needs are considered.

WISA is proud to be the organisation that is championing that mission. With more than 80 years since WISA was founded in 1937, we are proud to have grown from strength to strength to become the reputable body we are today.

The WISA Goal: to galvanise the water sector to proactively build and manage all water-related infrastructure needed in the region to supply everyone with sufficient high quality water.

What Do We Do?

WISA members are continually striving to find effective and efficient ways to deliver excellent water services to everyone. This means doing the required research, learning from our water histories, and ensuring that the essential human capital is in place to action the change we need to achieve our water goals. We realise that it is up to us to collaborate on innovative and appropriate solutions that will make possible thriving cities that will be liveable for many decades to come. With the involvement of other southern African countries, we hold biennial conferences to bring together major players in the water sector. This is an exciting space where we further expand our objectives of promoting the science and practice of water management, together with good corporate governance. WISA values integrity, professionalism, community, transparency and innovation. We want to lead in strengthening strategic partnerships within the sector, while playing an active role in encouraging robust water discourse in the public domain.







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Water & Sanitation Africa

The official magazine of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) The magazine publishes content dealing with the supply, treatment and measuring of water in southern Africa.

It provides updates on industry developments, in-depth features and project information. It is a vital source of business intelligence on opportunities and trends in the southern African water industry.

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