African Water Association


The African Water Association (AfWA) formerly Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS) was created in February 1980 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Guided by the desire to promote the drinking water, sanitation and environment sector in the interest of African populations, the managers of organisms, corporations or enterprises working in the sector of drinking water, sanitation and environment established a professional association.

The AfWA Head office is based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.


Co-located with The Lighting Show Africa 2016:

  • Power & Electricity World Africa 2016
  • The Solar Show Africa 2016
  • The Water Show Africa 2016
  • On-Site Power World Africa 2016
  • Power Plant World Africa 2016
  • Energy Storage Africa 2016
  • Africa Energy Awards 2016