For the first time, the Faecal Sludge Management Alliance (FSMA) will partner with the African Water Association to co-host the 21st AfWA Congress & Exhibition and the 7th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, to bring together water and sanitation in this joint event, including faecal sludge management.
This international professional conference was very significant for our Group as it is the world’s only conference dedicated to faecal sludge management, dealing with wastewater treatment in settlements without sewerage networks. And with the challenge of providing healthy drinking water for people in Africa. Our Septopure® technology, which we have developed and already constructed at three sites in Ghana, is capable of treating 100% of the generated liquid waste, and our PurAID® drinking water treatment system can provide clean, potable water to people in isolated rural areas without the need for a drinking water network.
Our involvement was multi-layered, Dr Károly Kovács, the President of the Hungarian Water Partnership, and the head of our group of companies gave a professional presentation. Furthermore, the Pureco Group also had its own stand at the exhibition accompanying the conference, where we presented our Septopure ® and PurAID® technology solutions to interested visitors.
More than 3,000 participants from all over the world attended the international congress, where plenary and breakout sessions were held, followed by keynote speeches by recognised experts, and an interactive dialogue on the challenges facing the sector.
More than 130 exhibitors took part in the expo that was organised within the framework of the conference. Pureco's stand was visited by hundreds of visitors. The interest in our technology solutions from the region was very high, and our stand hosted a number of business meetings and expert discussions.
We were delighted to be an active participant in the FSMA bi-annual faecal sludge-focused event this year, and look forward to the next conference in Asia in two years' time.