• To elevate the profile of the South African water sector in the IWA global arena and to promote the profile and activities of IWA locally
  • To support and facilitate South African members to play an active role in IWA activities globally.
  • To promote knowledge and advance expertise in holistic water management for the benefit of the Country capitalising on the international conduit that the IWA provides.
  • To co-ordinate the activities of the IWA in South Africa with the interests of other relevant national institutions and bodies.


  • It is the intention that IWA-SA shall be representative of all water sector interests in the Country. Therefore, the IWA-SA membership consists of:
  • All members of the IWA in South Africa
  • Relevant organisations, having an active interest in IWA
  • Eminent individuals and organisations in the field of water management


  • Conduct all business in a manner conducive to and consistent with the aims and objectives of IWA and WISA, having regard to national and international interest and goodwill.
  • Promote South African participation in IWA international fora.
  • Initiate and organise specialised and regional conferences, symposia, workshops and related activities concerning water, including hosting congresses of IWA.
  • Encourage active attendance and participation of IWA-SA members in IWA conferences, symposia, workshops and other activities locally and abroad.
  • Encourage the submission of papers for presentation at IWA congresses, conferences, symposia and workshops.
  • Keep members informed of international activities in the field of water.
  • Assist in recruiting new South African members for dual membership of IWA and WISA.
  • Ensure that South African members get the best possible benefits from IWA and WISA membership.
  • Appoint technical and working committees for special projects (e.g. congresses).
  • Disseminate information in South Africa on activities and developments in the field of water.
  • Report to IWA head quarters on activities of the IWA-SA chapter, Executive Committee and water developments in South Africa.

Division Lead: Prof Faizal Bux
Email: ps.admin@wisa.org.za for more information.