Held in Lusaka, Zambia
The fifth Annual General Meeting for the Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation (ESAWAS) Regulators Association was held in Lusaka, Zambia from 3rd to 5th August 2011. The meeting was hosted by the National Water Supply and Sanitation Council (NWASCO).
The meeting brought together about 39 participants including journalists to cover the event. There was representation from the 5 member regulators (NWASCO of Zambia, CRA of Mozambique, WASREB of Kenya, EWURA of Tanzania and RURA of RWANDA), Lesotho Electricity (and Water) Authority who attended as observers, two local WSS providers, the Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia, GIZ and ADB.
The meeting was structured around the theme ‘Beyond Conventional Regulation’ as a build-on to the theme of the 4th AGM which was ‘Responding to the Changing Environment’.
The meeting also sought to adopt the Strategic Plan for the period 2011-2013, adopt amendments to the Constitution and adopt new rules of operation for the Association.
Day one of the programme focussed on the topics of
- Regulating Sanitation
- Regulation versus the human right to water
- Prepaid metering and implication on regulation
- New regulatory instruments for CRA
Day two focussed on updates from all regulators present and internal issues for the Association.
Day three was combined with activities related to NWASCO’s launch of the 2010/11 WSS Sector Report.
Download the workshop report.
Presentations are available in the Members section.