Association of Tanzanian Water Suppliers

The Association of Tanzanian Water Suppliers (ATAWAS) is a membership based Association operating in Tanzania. The Association has members from organizations and individuals from water resources, water supply, sanitation and related fields. It was started by the initiative of water authorities managers in the year 2002.

Our Vision

 The Vision of the Organization is to be a world
class association promoting best practices in water sector.

Our Mission

The Mission of ATAWAS is to foster knowledge, skills, ethics, innovations and research in the water Industry through collaboration, communication, advocacy and professional developments for people working in the water sector.

Our Core Values



Stakeholders Focus




Our Roles

Stakeholders Networking

We provide a platform for water sector Stakeholders to be able to communicate and share knowledge, technology, challenges and opportunities so as to promote growth in the Sector.

Information Resource

We play role of being a center for information on issues concerning the water sector by collecting information from different water stakeholders and share them through our website and other communication platforms.

Research and Development

We co-ordinate the search for knowledge by partnering with different stakeholders to collect data in the areas of water resources, water production, water supply and sanitation.

Capacity Development

We co-ordinate trainings and other capacity building programs by partnering with different organisations to enhance the capacity of water supply and sanitation providers to be able to offer adequate, affordable and sustainable services.

Resource Mobilisation

We facilitate resources for the development and management of water supply and sanitation services in order to promote, establish and maintain a fund for investment in water production, water supply and sanitation services among our members.

Project Stearing

We collaborate with our members on various projects that bring solutions to the Water and sanitation sector.

Who can Join

  • All water utilities in the country
  • Private companies providing services to the water sector eg contractors, financial institutions, consultants etc.
  • NGOs proving water and sanitation services to the sector
  • International companies with an interest in the water and sanitation sector in Tanzania.
  • COWSOs
  • Other organizations in the water industry.
  • Training and research institutions in water and sanitation.
  • Individual water professionals
  • Students in water or sanitation courses

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