Setting Up a Community of Practice (CoP) on Earth Observation Technologies

As part of the International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition held from September 11th to 15th, 2022, experts from the PrimeWater Consortium (EMVIS S.A & EOMAP), DHI Water & Environment, Australian Water Partnership (AWP) and African Water Association (AfWA) organized on September 12th, 2022, a session themed “Earth Observation Technologies for Water Management: Building a Community of Practice” to give a background on the Earth Observation (EO) Community of Practice (CoP) and showcase the uses and applications of EO in water management in different cases and contexts. This workshop allowed to develop a call to action on what can be done practically in terms of Knowledge, technology, regulation, etc. for addressing the barriers that were previously identified and creating opportunities for the uptake of earth observations tools and services. Read the session conclusions below.



This eleventh issue of the African Water Association’s semi-annual bilingual Technical Journal “SHARE WATER” explores innovative and good practice solutions to build resilient and sustainable African cities. Thus, the various articles proposed, including a brilliant case study on sludge recovery practices for a circular economy in Senegal, focus on the steps to be taken to achieve inclusive sanitation at the scale of cities in Africa. In addition, alternative solutions to water stress are proposed for better management of water resources: the Windhoek wastewater reuse model, the intercommunality underpinned by the ATPC (Community-Led Total Sanitation) approach which leads to the establishment of a water and sanitation technical service in a municipality in Niger, Molecular Bi-Orientation for high-quality PVC pipes that comply with international standards, the production of drinking water from ambient air or the treatment of water with solar energy in four West African countries.


From December 12 to 14, 2016, the USAID/West Africa WASH Coordinating Secretariat is holding its third meeting in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).

EVENT DATE Dec 12, 2016 to Dec 14, 2016

From December 12 to 14, 2016, the members of USAID/West Africa WASH Coordinating Secretariat will meet in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This 3rd WASH Coordinating Secretariat Meeting will gather the involved WASH stakeholders for them to discuss key major issues including the findings of the public-private partnership assessment commissioned by USAID WA-WASH in Benin and Côte d’Ivoire. The participants will not only reflect on the water quality lab capacity building workshop held in October in Accra but also review the good actions by the Secretariat along with the futures challenges to overcome in the WASH sector next year. The meeting will conclude with a field visit.  Others participants will also attend this meeting such as some WASH organizations to discuss issues related to the water and sanitation sector in Cote d’Ivoire.