National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Board Chairman Eng. Dr. Christopher Ebal and NWSC M.D. Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha today joined other water utility leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the water sector at the International Water Association (IWA) 2016 Congress in Brisbane.
Dr. Eng Mugisha noted that the provision of water and sewerage services is a real life issue in Africa and the developing world and utility leaders must adopt a can-do attitude in order to provide practical solutions.
He further highlighted innovation, smart infrastructure development, a passion for service, smart management systems, stakeholder engagement and a responsive solution oriented management as some of the approaches that can guarantee access to water for all, affordability, equity and sustainable management.
Dr. Mugisha informed the delegates that having increased its service footprint from 24 to 175 towns in the last three years, NWSC Board and Management working with the Ministry of water have completed plans to extend water to 12,000 villages in Uganda under our water for all programme. NWSC has set up a stall at the Congress to share our best practices and also benchmark from other utilities.