Welcome to WISA 2020

Dr. Shafick Adams
Chair of the Organising Committee

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….

Dr Lester Goldman

It is imperative that South Africa embraces a few fundamental shifts around water. Our water resources are limited, and we have to start doing more with less.

Urbanisation is both an opportunity for economic growth and a threat to liveability, and we find that an uncertain future underpins the planning of our cities and the management of our ecosystems. With increasing numbers of people living in metropolitan areas, water, energy and materials need to be carefully used, reused and renewed.

Important Dates

  • Open abstract submission – 1 July 2019
  • WISA 2020 website goes live – 1 July 2019
  • Preliminary decision on acceptance – 30 November 2019
  • Confirmation of acceptance of submission to authors – 15 January 2020
  • Deadline for presenter registration – 29 February 2020
  • Early Bird deadline for registration – 29 February 2020
  • Provisional programme published – 15 March 2020
  • Launch mobile app – 15 March 2020
  • Conference starts – 31 May 2020