The 5th Water Research Commission (WRC) Biennial Symposium is
a key event in the South African water sector calendar that took place place under the theme
“Re-Imagine, Re-Build and Repeat: Future Proofing Water”. This year’s theme focused on
strategies and approaches that the water sector should adopt when working towards
“future proofing water”.
The WRC symposium has always delivered great value for our
stakeholders and served as a platform to showcase the impact and contribution made by the
water research science community. This year’s event was no different, pitched against the
WRC 50-year celebration, the 5th WRC Symposium presented an opportunity for reflection on
South Africa’s water research, development and innovation journey and served as a yardstick
for the progress made in achieving the bold vision of highly informed water decision making
through research, development and innovation at all levels, in all stakeholder groups in
South Africa, Africa and the world.