IFAT Africa 2019

The next IFAT Africa is going to take place in 2019. Further information and the concrete timing follow shortly.

REVIEW: IFAT Africa 2017

The trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling.

The second IFAT South Africa took place at Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 12th to 14th.



Roundabout 150 exhibitors participated in IFAT Africa and presented their products and services to an interested expert audience. DWA contributed in the fair with the following three activities:

- Wastewater – the untapped resource

- Technology Adaptation – Sewage and Sludge Treatment 

- University Challenge Africa (UCA)

Messe München decided not to combine the second IFAT Africa along with the construction machinery fair. The strategy worked out- numerous visitors and young talents visited the fair to receive an update on and discuss environmental technologies. The exhibition was accompanied by an informative congress. The lectures were well attended by an interested audience, the discussions were lively and the audience was thoroughly pleased with the program. The sessions covered a full range of topics from the basis sanitary provision to high-tech products and technics.

A further DWA-participation was the University Challenge Africa (UCA), which took place for the first time. Three teams of highly-motivated students competed against each other and proved their skills solving various tasks. The winning team, which comes from Tshwane University of Technology, is going to participate in the World University Challenge at IFAT Munich in May 2018. A special thanks goes to the Wilo-Foundation, who sponsored the event and who enables the winning team to participate in the global challenge in Germany.  

At the German Pavilion, DWA informed the visitors on all inquiries concerning environmental issues. 20 German exhibitors presented themselves at the joint booth and were very pleased with the expert audience.  

Lastly, DWA was involved in the Young Professionals Forum.  The YPF is a platform that served to provide young professionals with career information. The hall was packed with people, the discussions were lively and informative and ended up with numerous follow-up conversations with potential employers and start-ups.

Please click here for a detailed overview on DWA-participation


The DWA team was very pleased with the fair and is very much looking forward to the third IFAT Africa in 2019.