Abidjan Declaration

Abidjan Declaration

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,

  1. Guided by the principles and ideals of the United Nations Charter;
  2. Recognizing that access to safe drinking water and sanitation is essential for economic and social development;
  3. 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;

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