The African Water Association (AfWA), formerly known as Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS), is a professional association of establishments, enterprises and utilities operating in the areas of drinking water, sanitation and environment in Africa. AfWA has over 100 utilities members from over 40 countries across Africa
As part of the mechanisms to enhance the exchange of ideas and recent developments in the water and sanitation sector, AfWA holds an International Congress and Exhibition every two years. The last Congress (19th AfWA ICE) was held in Bamako, Mali in February, 2018. At that Bamako Congress, the AfWA Executive Board selected Kampala-Uganda as the host for the next AfWA ICE 2020.