Decrease Water Demand and Increase Supply
The WISA Biennial Conference and Exhibition is the region’s biggest water conference – bringing together water sector professionals and other stakeholders from across the country and beyond. Next year’s conference is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.
Our past conferences have provided a platform to discuss problems and solutions facing the water and related sectors. Now is the time to create mechanisms and an enabling environment to set us on a path of implementation and impact. Water is everyone’s business and everyone should be involved in ensuring we have water security. This is now more important than ever as we need to navigate issues of climate change, weather variability, demand growth, infrastructure needs and so forth. For this reason, our 2020 conference will be held under the theme ‘All hands on deck’ and our sub-themes which will read as a to-do list:
- Reduce water demand and increase supply
- Manage the resource for a capable ecology
- Manage and monitor effective water and sanitation services and infrastructure
- Govern and regulate the sector
- Improve raw water quality and management
- Develop skills and technology innovations and disruptors
The conference will consider the broader impacts of water on society and the environment. With this in mind we hope to have as many as eight government departments on board, reflecting the integral role of water in all that we do. The need to close the science-policy-implementation chasm is of a high priority.
This conference will also host the 2020 Wetskills Water Challenge. The Wetskills Foundation invites Diploma, Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates (Young Professionals with max. 5 years working experiences) with a passion for water to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge programme in Johannesburg/Pretoria, South Africa, from 21 May to 3 June 2020. With water higher on everyone’s agenda than ever because of the persistent drought, your solutions to pressing water issues are urgently needed.
For information and registration to the Wetskills Water Challenge follow this link: https://wetskills.com/event/wetskills-south-africa-2020/
For more information for Case Owners take a look at this leaflet: https://wetskills.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Leaflet-Case-Sponsors-Wetskills-South-Africa-2020.pdf