To the Esteemed Participants and Water Visionaries,

The intricate tapestry of Africa’s water challenges is interwoven with immense opportunities, many of which remain untapped. As we converge for the IAHR Africa Water Congress, after a pause of over two decades, it represents more than just a revival—it’s a testament to our unwavering commitment to Africa’s water future.

Reviving this congress has been a journey close to my heart, and witnessing it come to fruition, in collaboration with UM6P and my alma mater, Université Hassan II Casablanca, fills me with immense pride and hope. Our combined efforts underline the pivotal role of academia in addressing real-world challenges through research, innovation, and rigorous scientific inquiry.

The path ahead is not without its hurdles, but with the collective might of global and continental IAHR members, we are poised to pave the way forward. Let this congress be both a reflection of our past efforts and a beacon for the future of water research and solutions in Africa.

In collective pursuit and anticipation,