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

The Agence de Regulation des secteurs de l'Eau potable, de l'Electricite et des Mines (AREEM) of Burundi finally ratified the ESAWAS Constiution at the 11th Annual General Meeting held in Livingstone, Zambia on 3rd November 2017.

The ratification of the ESAWAS Constitution by AREEM took almost two years to happen. This was because the then Agency for Control and Regulation of Water and

ESAWAS has published the third benchmarking report which presents an analysis of the performance of large water and sewerage Utilities in eight countries of the Eastern and Southern African region for the period 2015/2016.  

The benchmarked Utilities selected as either the single or largest Utility in the country were:  Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCW&SC) of Kenya; Dar Es Salaam

The ESAWAS Regulators Association has released its first regional benchmarking report for large water supply and sanitation service providers among ESAWAS member countries.

The report which covers the period 2013/14 highlights the performance of six large WSS utilities namely: Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (Zambia), Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (Kenya), Dar Es Salaam Water and

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