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18th African Water Association International Congress & Exhibition

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Date: February 22-25, 2016.
Theme: Sustainable Access to Water and Sanitation in Africa

Background on AfWA International Water Congress and Exhibition

The overarching goal of AfWA’ s International Water Congress series is to identify, showcase and debate practical experiences and examples of service provision in developing countries that ‘work’, and critically, ‘work at large scale’. The Congress is therefore explicitly solutions focused, rather than diagnosing the challenges and problems in the sector, which are already well documented.

The forums are organized to empower and mandate utilities to be at the forefront of providing services to urban citizens, with a particular emphasis on the poor with emphasis on fostering a broader understanding of urban water management that considers catchment wide interactions between stakeholders and the opportunities for green infrastructure and services.

The needs are orientated to the growing demands of consumers that reflect local circumstances to engage with communities in a participatory manner. Programmes and deliberations are essentially organized to address the water related issues around these main topics: capacity development, service delivery, urban sanitation, urban water management.

About Kaburu Mugambi

Kaburu Mugambi is a veteran of business reporting having worked with two national newspapers in Kenya. He is a graduate of economics from Kenyatta University. He started his journalism career in 2000 with The People Daily as a business reporter before becoming a business sub-editor. He joined Daily Nation in 2004 as a business writer. He holds a post-graduate diploma in mass communication from University of Nairobi's School of Journalism and an MBA in marketing from the same university. In 2016, he founded Water Tower, a media firm focused on water, energy and climate. Its content cuts across water, energy and climate with emphasis on adaptation and sustainability.

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