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Water Security for Peace and Development

Last month, WaterStep was honored to be represented at the World Water Forum held in Dakar, Senegal. This was the largest conference ever held on African soil. International Development Director Zacharie Tossou and long-time friend Jerry Masembo attended the conference on WaterStep’s behalf. 

The theme of the conference was “water security for peace and development.” 


Created in 1996, the World Water Council is the founder and co-organizer of the World Water Forum and catalyzes collective action during and in between each Forum.

The World Water Forum is the world’s largest event on water. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with a host country. The 9th Forum will be the first of its kind to be hosted in sub-Saharan Africa.

By bringing together participants from all levels and areas, including politics, multilateral institutions, academia, civil society and the private sector, among others, the World Water Forum provides a unique platform where the international water community and key decision makers can collaborate and make long-term progress on global water challenges.

Zacharie’s objective in attending the conference was to raise awareness  about WaterStep among an elite group of water decision-makers. He successfully met with representatives from water organizations around the world and demonstrated WaterStep equipment and our approach to putting an end to the global water crisis. 

WaterStep is now in talks with several of these organizations and how we can partner together. Way to go Zacharie and Jerry!

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