Water Africa



Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction 2024 take place on 26-28 June in Accra, Ghana.

The event – which includes both an exhibition and seminar programme – will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre. 









General Information

Growing market 

The UN sustainable development goals on water & sanitation and industrial development are driving growth in the African water market. There are opportunities in infrastructure, innovation, services, equipment and materials for water storage, treatment and distribution, as well as sewage collection, treatment and transport and flood management.  

Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction 2024 exhibition and seminars provide a platform to connect with all stakeholders, and promote effective and efficient technologies, equipment and services in Ghana and throughout the African continent. The event aligns with the Ghanaian government’s goals for water and sanitation, and benefits from ACE Event Management’s international network of connections, built up over 30 years.  

Supporters of the event include Ghana’s Ministry of Sanitation & Water Resources, Ministry of Works & Housing and Ghana Water Company. 


Visitors to Water Africa 2024 include national and local government officials, utility leaders, engineering consultants and contractors, equipment manufacturers and suppliers and representatives from funding agencies and non-governmental organisations. 

2024 marks 30 years since the first event held in Ghana

Supported by 

Ghana Ministry of Sanitation & Water Resources 

Ghana Ministry of Works & Housing 

Ghana Institution of Engineering 

West African Federation of Engineering Organisations 

Ghana Hydrological Authority 

Ghana Water Company 

Water Resources Commission 

CSIR – Water Research Institute 

Community Water & Sanitation Agency 

Visitors to the exhibition will be primarily:
• Consultants, engineers, contractors, water engineers, government officials, NGOs, and the general business community.
• In addition to the above, the seminar programme will attract representatives of foreign aid and funding agencies and other experts from the objective sectors.


Contact Info

ACE Event Management Ltd
Contact: Colin Shaw
Tel: +44 7475 937937


Local Representative:
ACE Event Management (Ghana)
Contact: Desmond Nartey
Tel: +233 55 630 4521


Seminar Development Director:
Contact: Prof: Bob Andoh


Nigeria Agent

Sam Consulting
Sauel Brown
Tel: +234 803 0635476


Seminar Programme for Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction 

A high-level three-day seminar programme will include keynote speeches from government officials and presentations from senior leaders in academia, research, industry, utilities and technology. The varied programme will include sessions on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), innovation in water and wastewater treatment, technologies for industrial processing, and flood mitigation. 

In conjunction with the Ghana Institute of Engineers, the programme includes a CPD – continuing professional development – course with workshops to enhance practical skills. The course is conducted by Professor Robert Andoh, ACE’s seminar development director. 

Ghana Overview 

Ghana is situated on the coast of west Africa, and has a population of 39 million people. The country’s mixed source of income is derived mainly from gold and bauxite mining, oil & gas extraction, cocoa production, with other mineral and agricultural exports.  

Ghana is a member of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA), an ambitious trading pact which forms the world’s largest free trade area, connecting almost 1.3 billion people across 54 African countries. ACFTA is headquartered in Ghana’s capital, Accra, and the agreement aims to create a single market for goods and services in order to deepen the economic integration of Africa.  

The trade area could have a combined gross domestic product of around $3.4 trillion, but achieving its full potential depends on significant policy reforms and trade facilitation measures across African signatory nations. 

Economic Overview 

Ghana’s economy grew by an average of 7% from 2017-19, before experiencing a sharp contraction in the second and third quarters of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, and a sharp decline in commodity exports.  

Real GDP growth slowed to 3.3% in 2022 from 5.4% in 2021 due to macroeconomic instability, global financial tightening, and spillover from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It is expected to recover in 2024, in line with global demand trends. 

Ghana’s Green Growth Index is estimated at 51%, which indicates that with the right green growth policies and strategies, Ghana could achieve economic growth while reducing vulnerability and building resilience to climate change. 

Source: AfDB website 

Seminar Programme

“WASH, Youth, Gender and Environment: Needs, Solutions, and Progress towards SDGs and AU’s Agenda 2063”

Topics include:

  • Water Conservation and Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Addressing and reducing Non-Revenue Water in water utilities.
  • Sustainability of WASH Projects in Peri-urban and Rural Areas.
  • The Role of the Private Sector in Public-Private Partnerships for WASH.
  • Clean Cities and Green Infrastructure.
  • The Nexus of Water, Sanitation, Health, and Solid Wastes.
  • Innovations in Water and Wastewater Treatment.
  • Climate Change Adaptations, Resilience, and Flooding Challenges.
  • Addressing Water Resource Challenges associated with Artisanal Mining.
  • Leveraging ICT for accelerated developments in the WASH sector.
  • Skills, Youth, and Gender: Bridging the Gap for Developments.
    Sustainable Development Goals and AU’s Agenda 2063.

Why you should Exhibit at Water Africa Ghana 2024


Water Africa has been a preferred platform for water professionals to exchange knowledge and generate high-quality leads for 30 years 


Connect with decision-makers from government, industry and utilities from Ghana and across West Africa 


Build long-lasting relationships with consultants, engineers and contractors in this fast-growing market 

Who should Exhibit at Water Africa ?
  • Surface water development Dam, pumping station, canal, and pipeline contractors. Mechanical equipment (gates, weirs etc). Construction plant (earthmovers, tunnellers). Lining materials. 
  • Groundwater development Drilling rigs. Submersible borehole pumps. Well screens and linings. Handpumps. Solar and wind pumps. Geophysical investigation services and equipment. Water level and quality monitoring equipment. 
  • Mains distribution & house connections. Pipes, Fittings, Valves and Pumps. 
  • Water treatment plant, including packaged plants. Aeration and agitation equipment. Filtration equipment and media. Disinfection equipment and chemicals.
  • Water treatment plant, including packaged plants. Aeration and agitation equipment. Filtration equipment and media. Disinfection equipment and chemicals
  • Water storage Reservoirs and tanks. Lining systems.
  • Sewerage and urban drainage Sewer and pipe systems. 
  • Manholes and drains. Gully and cesspit emptying and tinkering equipment. Sewer and pipe inspection and safety equipment. 
  • Irrigation and farm drainage. Canal construction and maintenance equipment. Sprinkler systems. Drip systems. Drainage pipes. 
  • Monitoring and instrumentation systems. Telemetry and GIS systems. Radio communications. Billing and accounting equipment. Meter reading equipment. Flow, temperature, and level monitors. Water Quality testing equipment. 
  • Consulting services and training Consulting engineering. University and college courses. National training institutions. Books and publications

Why you should visit Water Africa 2024


Find solutions to your organisation’s critical challenges in water & wastewater, industrial processing, sanitation & hygiene 


Meet clients and partners and the latest products and innovations under one roof


The wide-ranging seminar programme is free to access  and includes practical training 


"The Expo helped in introducing our brand in Accra and we've met a lot of potential clients. Looking forward to your next event!"

Karam, Interstyle Ceramics Ghana Ltd


"Thank you very much for your support during the exhibition, it was great time, and we find good prospects during the exhibition"

Salman Salameh, Quantum Industries, Dubai, UAE


"Since 2011 we have been exhibiting at your event. Like all the other years it was a pleasure for me to be there. The venue is great, and your organization was perfect"

Swen Weiner, Herrenknecht, Germany


"A solid first event for KNAUF in Ghana! We enjoyed it and look forward to next year"

Hans Kisseih, Commercial Manager, KNAUF Ghana


"The quality of the selected topics and presenters including the CPD itself was of high standing."

Bonny Rutembesa, Executive Secretary,

Institution of Engineers Rwanda


"I found the Rwandan event quite good, especially the first day. Thank you very much for your kindness and your very professional approach and way of work"

Bonny Rutembesa, Executive Secretary,
Institution of Engineers Rwanda


"The organization for the exhibition was super and we were able to come out with an immediate sale as well as very good contacts for follow ups."

Ruth Wambui, Wagtech Africa, Kenya


"The event was well planned. We had a chance to share with engineers, architects and other exhibitors on our products. That opportunity opened leads for us that we are following with the view of doing projects in Rwanda."

McDonald Nyabonda, LABS Furniture and Equipment (Pty) Ltd


"Overall, I think the event was great and the choice of speakers were great. The exhibitors were of rich and diverse appeal, which was quite helpful."

Charles Haba, Managing Director, Century Real Estate


“Water Africa has been running for a long time, so it is well established and always brings together all the key players."

Walid Khoury, General Manager, Desalytics  


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