Africa Water Week


About AWW

The Africa Water Week (AWW) is convened by the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the African Union Commission and organized with other development partners. It represents a political commitment at the highest level with over 1000 participants from governments, regional institutions, international partners, the private sector, the scientific community, civil society, and the media from all over the world, and in particular Africa, meeting to discuss and collectively seek solutions to Africa’s water resources, and sanitation challenges. It is now held biennially in keeping with the decision of the AMCOW to institutionalize AWW in order to build momentum on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to water security and sanitation by 2030, and the 2025 Africa Water Vision as well as crystallizing the way to actualizing Africa’s Agenda 2063.

The 6th Africa Water Week has as its theme “Achieving the SDGs on Water Security and Sanitation”. The choice of the theme is driven by the recognition of the importance of laying the building blocks for Africa to achieve the SDG 6 as well as other inter-linking SDGs connected with water resources management and improved sanitation service delivery. It also represents the quest in the continent to place emphasis on matching commitments and plans with concrete actions with impact on the ground. It highlights Africa’s undaunted focus to achieving the Agenda 2063, the continent’s global strategy to optimize use of Africa’s resources for the overall benefit of all.

WLE and IWMI sessions and events

Monday, July 18

  • Opening plenary

When: Monday July 18, 2016, 8:30-10:30
Jeremy Bird contributes with perspectives on SDG6

  • Managing Water for Resilient and Sustainable Development

When: Monday July 18, 2016, 16:00-17:30
Learn more: Download program, see p. 1

  • Harnessing Opportunity through Sustainable Wastewater Management

When: Monday June 18, 2016, 16:00-17:30
Learn more: Download program, see p. 4

Tuesday, July 19

  • WLE Nile and East Africa Focal Region Reflection Meeting

Tuesday, 19 July -- all day at the Coliseum Hotel

  • Defining National SDG targets and indicators on water quality and wastewater

Tuesday, 19 July
09.00 – 10.30hrs

Wednesday, July 20

  • Sustainable Intensification: Finding solutions to improved Water, Land and Ecosystem management in the Nile Basin and East Africa

When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 13:30hrs

  • Groundwater Management in River Basin Organizations Training

When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Learn more: See course announcement on AGW-NET

Benefits of Integrated Urban Water Management on Productive Wastewater Management and Water Quality in Africa

Date: Wednesday, July 20
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Thursday, July 21

  • New Approaches for Inclusive Irrigation: Tools and Findings from Research in Tanzania, Ghana, Ethiopia and Malawi

When: Thursday July 21, 2016, 12:30-13:30

- Resource recovery and reuse for productive wastewater management in Africa

Date: Thursday, July 21
Time: 14:00 - 13:30

For more information, contact Michael Victor.