TCTA will once again this year take part in the prestigious World Water Week (WWW), an annual global gathering focused on critical water and sanitation challenges. The event, taking place from 20 to 24 August 2023 at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, is hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
Under the theme “Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World,” the conference brings together leaders, scientists, policymakers, private sector representatives and civil society members. These attendees come together to network, exchange ideas, and foster new thinking about the most pressing water-related challenges the world is currently facing.
TCTA’s involvement in the conference comes at the behest of the Department of Water and Sanitation, which has once more invited the organisation to serve as a lead exhibition partner. It has played a similar role in the past. TCTA will manage and host the Ministerial Engagement Event on 19 August 2023, a gathering of influential stakeholders in the water sector.
Event Co-ordinator at TCTA Sharonese Pillay notes that being a lead exhibition partner of DWS provides the organisation an opportunity to gain significant visibility at one of the prominent global water sector gatherings. “This aligns perfectly with the organisation’s key priority of brand promotion and its vision to become a leader in the provisioning of bulk water infrastructure.”
The exhibition and ministerial engagement platforms will further allow TCTA to present its strategic initiatives and projects to a global audience. TCTA Communication and Stakeholders Department will man the South African exhibition stand and be available throughout the conference to represent and provide information about the organisation. Another significant part of TCTA’s involvement is the hosting of the Ministerial Engagement Event. The event, which started in 2018, is now held annually and has grown significantly over the years. It now attracts a wide range of stakeholders.
The wide array of attendees, Pillay adds, includes the South African delegation, the African Ministers Council on Water, diplomats, SIWI leadership, funding entities, water sector business and government entities, civil society and media. So, TCTA’s participation in WWW not only aligns with its goals of global brand promotion but also fosters relationships with key stakeholders in the water sector across the world.