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Press Release 
WRC represents SA at Zaragoza 

WRC Director: Water-Centred Knowledge, Dr Heidi Snyman, was among the delegation of women who accompanied Minister of Water Affairs & Forestry, Lindiwe Hendricks, to Expo Zaragoza, currently running in Spain. Dr Snyman is also the current President of the Water Institute of Southern Africa.

The self-proclaimed ‘biggest water festival on earth, Expo Zaragoza is running between June 14 and September 14 in the city of Zaragoza, Spain. The expo is attracting thousands of people daily from governments, academia, civil society and the private sector. South Africa was one of the countries invited to exhibit at the expo, and is one of only a handful of African countries

The Minister spoke at the South Africa day at the Expo on 5 August and delivered a keynote address at the Water Tribune on 6 August, under the theme ‘Water and Society’. The Water Tribune is a key component of the Expo. It has been created to stimulate reflection, debate and a search for solutions in relation to water and sustainability. It is bringing the most elevant international water professionals together to discuss sustainable initiatives and solutions on water management.

For more information:
· Lani van Vuuren, Tel: (012) 330-0340; E-mail: laniv@wrc.org.za

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