The ESAWAS Technical Task Force (TTF) took part in a Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Convening (learning event) held in Manila, Philippines. 'This was a global event with 140 participants from 32 countries. It included BMGF grantees, partners, and associates to discuss and review the implementation of its Sanitation initiative and brainstorm the principles of the CWIS approach.

The week-long

The number of ESAWAS Members increased to 10 with the joining of the Water Services Association of Malawi (WASAMA- left) and the Water Utility Regulation Department (WURD - right) of Uganda. Both institutions joined ESAWAS as Associate Members.

The core functions of WASAMA, includes among others 'to lobby and make recommendations on methods of water supply, institutional issues water suppliers

ESAWAS launched four strategic partnerships to enhance its activities and extend its Africa-wide and global reach. The four partnerships launched are with the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Water and Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP) and the Climate Resilience Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF).

The partnerships are anchored

 The 12th ESAWAS Annual General Conference and Meeting was held under the theme 'The Regulatory environment for  accelerating access to WSS services with focus on sanitation and climate resilient systems: leaving no one behind'  from 27-29th November, 2018 in Nyamata, Rwanda.

The over 80 participants had representatives from the water supply and sanitation (WSS) regulators of Zambia, Tanzania

The ESAWAS 4th regional benchmarking report of water supply and sanitation Utilities for the period 2016/17 has introduced a new dimension of comparing the best Utilities in a country against each other to establish, 'the best of the best'.

The number of Utilities benchmarked has continued to grow from six at inception, to nine as more regulatory entities participate in the exercise. The fourth

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) has formed a partnership with Eastern and Southern African Water and Sanitation Regulators Association (ESAWAS) to help strengthen the delivery of services to the poorest urban residents.

The collaboration will help to improve national regulatory frameworks, based on international standards, to assist how water and sanitation utilities can deliver


The ESAWAS Regulators Association held its 11th Annual Conference from 1st-2nd November 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia. The conference held under the theme 'Water Integrity and SDG6- designing appropriate regulation' was largely lauded as insightful and a success by participants. About 78 participants from 45 different institutions attended the conference which was hosted by the National Water

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