Department of Water and Sanitation in partnership with the Dutch Water Authorities will host the Blue Deal Conference this week
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in collaboration with the Dutch Water Authorities will host a Blue Deal Conference which aims to support water management worldwide by exchanging knowledge and experiences in the water sector.
The Conference will be held under the theme: “Leadership Deck on successes and learnings to date” on Thursday, 24 November 2022 at The Garden Venue in Randburg.
It will be attended and addressed by Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister, Mr David Mahlobo, the Director-General of the DWS Dr Sean Phillips, the Head of Blue Deal Worldwide, Mr Hein Pieper, and Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mrs Janneke Vrijland, including key sector leaders and stakeholders.
The Blue Deal Programme is between the Netherlands Ministries of Foreign Affairs, infrastructure and Water Management and all the Dutch water authorities to support regional and national governments worldwide.
It is also aimed at strengthening water management and to advocate for cooperative solving of water related issues at local government level. This is a partnership that has a global goal to improve the water situation of 20 million people by the year 2030.
Stakeholders involved include officials from local government, Cooperate Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency (MISA), and the Water Research Commission (WRC).
Source: Government of South Africa