WISA 2018: A recap

Desalination was the hot topic at WISA 2018, held from the 24 to 27 June this year at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

And Veolia Water Technologies, having supplied seven desalination plants in South Africa including the country’s largest, the 15 ML/day plant at Mossel Bay, was a prime destination for visitors wanting to find out more about how desalination can meet their needs for potable water.  

Centrally located and highly visible from almost everywhere in the exhibition hall, Veolia’s stand enjoyed large numbers of visitors over the four exhibition days.

“As the premier conference and exhibition for the water treatment market in South Africa, WISA is a critical platform for Veolia, affording us the opportunity to meet with current clients as well as prospective clients looking for water treatment solutions or related services,” explains Chris Braybrooke, General Manager: Marketing.

In addition to desalination technologies, a number of officials from water utilities and municipalities were also interested in other solutions designed to combat water scarcity, such as wastewater reuse and direct potable reuse, as demonstrated by plants such as the Goreangab Reclamation Plant in Windhoek, Namibia. 

A range of newer products were also on display. “The truck-mounted Mobile Water Treatment Plant and new Standard Products Catalogue, both specifically designed to meet Africa’s growing needs for rapid water treatment solutions, garnered widespread attention,” Chris continues. “Innovations like this, designed especially for Africa and locally manufactured and serviced, are among the offerings that set us apart from competitors.”

“WISA is a valuable opportunity for Veolia to demonstrate our technology and solutions portfolio to a highly targeted and relevant professional audience, and the 2018 edition did not disappoint,” Chris concludes.