WISA

Inspiring Passion For Water

WISA

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.

The WISA 2020 Theme: All hands on deck – working together to achieve water and financial sustainability for all in southern Africa.

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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Prof Chris Buckley Obituary

Professor Chris Buckley 5th July 1949 to 27th May 2021 In loving memory of Prof Chris Buckley – a true legend and pioneer who dedicated his life to providing water and sanitation services to the…

Happy Easter from WISA!

To those WISA members, staff and families who celebrate, we wish you a blessed and peaceful Easter. Travel safely, be Covid safe, and we will see you soon.

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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.

Blue Drop Certification Programme is the regulation tool introduced by the Department of Water and Sanitation with the aim of restoring the trust of the general public in the quality of tap water...Read More
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#Rural sanitation and #wastewater management vital for South Africa. #wisa

Across the world, over two billion people lack access to basic #sanitation, and at least a quarter of those practice open defecation.

This problem is very acutely a rural one: issuu.com/glen.t/docs/wasa_july_august_2021/s/12872380
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#Rural sanitation and #wastewater management vital for South Africa. #WISA  Across the world, over two billion people lack access to basic #sanitation, and at least a quarter of those practice open defecation.  This problem is very acutely a rural one: https://issuu.com/glen.t/docs/wasa_july_august_2021/s/12872380
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