6th Africa Water Week

Dar es Salaam, 18-22 July 2016

About Africa Water Week

Africa Water Week is organised by the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) along with the African Union Commission and other development partners.

The convention brings together over 1,000 participants from governments, regional institutions, the private sector, civil society and the media to find solutions to the continent's water and sanitation challenges.

The first to be held since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, for the world to work towards to end extreme poverty by 2030, the theme of the 6th Africa Water Week is “Achieving the SDGs on water security and sanitation”.

WaterAid at Africa Water Week

At this year's convention, WaterAid will be calling for an ambitious roadmap to reach everyone everywhere in Africa with safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene by 2030, in line with the SDGs.

Read our press release >

WaterAid will also be taking part at the following sessions:

Benefits of integrated urban water management (IUWM) on productive wastewater management and water quality in Africa

  • Date and time: Wednesday 20 July, 14:00-15:30
  • Objective: This session will explore the benefits of applying an IUWM framework for analysing the urban water cycle in the African context.
  • WaterAid's presentation: Integrated spatial planning for WASH as a pivot for urban development – how a coordinated city spatial planning processes can improve the use of water and wastewater in urban development.

Resource recovery and reuse for productive wastewater management in Africa

  • Date and time: Thursday 21 July, 14:00-15:30
  • Objective: Explore opportunities to maximise the resource recovery and reuse (RRR) potential in both sewered and non-sewered systems in Africa, through the implementation of new game-changing technologies.
  • WaterAid's presentation: Options for resource recovery and reuse from urban sanitation: Experiences from WaterAid in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Read more:

Africa's river run to 2030: making universal access to water and sanitation a reality >