The theme of ZAWAFE 2011 was Harnessing Water for Social and Economic benefits.
Water sector reforms in Zambia have seen the development and Implementation of institutional and regulatory frameworks. Despite the country still faces challenges, Bringing together national and international stakeholders to share best practice and build networks in the management and use of water mainstreaming water as a core component of economic development. Key stakeholders, including Government Ministries including Ministries of Lands, Energy and Water Development (MLEWD) and Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environment Protection (MLGHEEP), as well as Non Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), Private Companies, and private consultants participated.
On the 7th of November 2011, being day one of the Forum, the Minister of Lands Energy and Water Development, Honorable Chris Yaluma graced the occasion.
It was an opportunity for WASAZA to network and meet future potential partners, WASAZA also exhibited various literature which raised interest amongst the participants, Membership invitation to join WASAZA either as members, or as business partners was amongst priorities during the event.
It is a good thing that this organization has continued involving itself in such activities, not only does it benefit itself as an organization but also position it on the international map where it has been known for awareness creation as well as promoter of sanitation options and best practices. This particular Forum was a great success and once again a plus to WASAZA’s achievements in 2011.