Press release

Africa starts the countdown to IFAT Africa 2021

July 14, 2020

Wastewater reuse presents a sustainable solution to support food security amid looming water shortages, but the cost of the necessary infrastructure means it is not being widely adopted in South Africa.

The continent’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling, IFAT Africa, will get underway in Johannesburg in a year’s time, and organisers, exhibitors and thought leaders are hard at work fine-tuning a programme that will inform development across the sector, across the continent.

IFAT Africa, to be staged AT Gallagher Convention Centre for July 13 – 15, 2021, brings together thousands of African stakeholders from across these overlapping sectors to discuss challenges, solutions and business opportunities in the crucial water, sewage, refuse and recycling industries.

Paving the way for IFAT Africa 2021 and its high-level industry discussion forum, this week see’s the start of global IFAT Impact webinar series. This new knowledge platform, to be attended by industry stakeholders across the globe will offer knowledge transfer throughout the year—initiated by the coronavirus crisis and the associated economic and ecological consequences. The first IFAT Impact webinar, focusing on ‘Environmental technologies in times of the coronavirus—and beyond: accelerators for an ecologically sustainable economy’, will be held on July 15, 2020, 10:00–12:00 (CET). For more information, go to