The 21st AfWA International Congress and Exhibition and the 7th Conference on Faecal Sludge Management took place from February 19 to 23, 2023 in Abidjan, under the theme : acting for sustainable resource management and access to water and sanitation services for all in Africa.
At the end of the congress, the following statement was made:
We, the Ministers in charge of water and sanitation issues present at the 21st Congress of the African Water Association and the 7th International Conference on Sludge Management,
- Guided by the principles and ideals of the United Nations Charter;
- Recognizing that access to safe drinking water and sanitation is essential for economic and social development;
- Recognizing the need to implement integrated water resource management to ensure the use of water for all present purposes and the preservation of water for future purposes;