Bore Hole Water Association of Southern Africa
The BWA was formed in 1980 and our strategy is to promote awareness via education of the consumer of the responsible use of the resource and its future management. At all times guaranteeing the protection of groundwater by demanding the application of minimum standards of practice.
Department of Water & Sanitation (DWS)
The Department of Water and Sanitation is the custodian of South Africa’s water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing this sector. While striving to ensure that all South Africans gain access to clean water and dignified sanitation, the department also promotes effective and efficient water resources management to ensure sustainable economic and social development.
International Water Association (IWA)
The International Water Association is a network of water professionals striving for a world in which water is wisely, sustainably and equitably managed.
Drawing exceptional professionals from more than 140 countries, the membership of the International Water Association (IWA) brings together scientists, researchers, technology companies, water and wastewater utilities, and wider stakeholders involved in water management.
As the largest membership association for the global water sector, the Association was launched in its current identity in 2000, building on a 75-year heritage of connecting water professionals around the world. IWA is an international reference for the water and sanitation industry.
Water Research Commission (WRC)
The WRC operates in terms of the Water Research Act (Act 34 of 1971) and its mandate is to support water research and development as well as the building of a sustainable water research capacity in South Africa.