To advance the theory and practice of the management of water-related institutions; To provide forums by holding seminars, conferences, workshops and meetings to disseminate knowledge and information on all matters related to the management of water-related institutions and organisations in Southern Africa; To collaborate with other professional and technical societies and other bodies having similar objectives; To publish papers, pamphlets, books and relevant information on the subject.

The promotion of integrated river basin management to achieve sustained use and preservation of the water resources of Southern Africa.