CAPE TOWN Wil Myers Womens Jersey , May 16 (Xinhua) -- The 17th annual African Utility Week kicked off in Cape Town on Tuesday, highlighting a pledge of commitment by the water industry to ensure a water resilient future.
The event came as South Africa and some other countries in Africa were experiencing a severe drought that had not be seen in decades.
African Utility Week always has a strong focus on water and this year key water industry stakeholders and water utilities from across the continent will take part in signing a pledge to commit to FLOW (For Love of Water), said Justin Friedman, founder of FLOW, a civil organization dedicated to the conservation of water.
"We will ask participants to commit time, money, resources Justin Upton Womens Jersey , energy, actions, or all of these, to make a significant impact on water consumption and conservation and to make this pledge towards their commitment to champion water conservation. We will keep track of their progress and announce the results and successes at next year's conference," Friedman said.
The conference programme will address the latest challenges, developments and opportunities in the power and water sectors: ranging from generation, T&D (transmission and distribution) Randy Jones Womens Jersey , metering, technology and water.
South Africa's nuclear future will also feature high at the event.