Water plays a key role in the development of a prosperous economy, a healthy population and a sustainable natural environment. Good water management is inevitable for the sustainable growth. Investments are foreseen to offer water supply and proper sanitation to all South African citizens. Assessments show an ageing of workforce and scarcity in the actual operating and maintenance skills. The retirement of experienced employees causes a brain-drain within the water sector.

What is AquaDactics?

AquaDactics is a South African NPO (Non Profit Organisation) that enables South African professionals to train their own colleague professionals with quality programmes, quality learning resources and quality training performance.

Our Ambition

AquaDactics aims to save, structure, share and spread the knowledge, skills and experiences of South African water professionals.

Our Vision

Clean and sufficient drinking water, good sanitation and well operated waste water treatment are important factors in well-developed society, for human health and a healthy environment.

It is our vision that parallel to the capital investments for water (supply, distribution, wastewater and management), the development of the skillset for operation and maintenance of these precious assets, needs to be addressed.

For professionals, by professionals An increasing need for practical and well organized quality training will be needed. Effective sharing of the best practices will be achieved best by stimulating training ‘for professionals, by professionals’.

AquaDactics does not supply training, but trains local trainers. AquaDactics provide products and services to facilitate the transfer of practical knowledge and skills between water professionals, whether they are experienced, freshly graduated or retired.

Self-supportive NPO

AquaDactics is a South African NPO (Not for Profit Organisation). We are actively supported by the World Water Academy, the leading training provider of the Dutch water sector.

Our products and services are delivered in a cost-effective way. Our surplus is used to develop new programmes and courses, while updating existing ones.

Our customers are training providers like corporate training centers / academies of the Metro’s, CMA’s, Regional training centers, municipal infrastructure support agent, Universities of applied technology and colleges.


EWSeta Accreditation

AquaDactics has the formal EWSeta accreditation to train professionals up till NFQ level 5 in the themes water supply, water reticulation and wastewater treatment.


ISO Certification

AquaDactics is part of the ISO Certification of World Water Academy (Wateropleidingen in Dutch).


What people are saying about Aquadactics

  • Sindy Mthimkhulu
    Our Board members are passionate but being non sector experts,  they  need to build their capacity to  better understand their role within the RBA structure. Key knowledge areas include strategic oversight,  fundraising tools and management techniques and this training helps them and builds their confidence and knowledge in executing their role.
    Sindy Mthimkhulu
  • Musawenkosi Masilela
    The World Water Academy training river basin institutions in Swaziland on water governance in September 2016 inspires and empowered our board members.
    Musawenkosi Masilela
  • Anonymous participant
    The moderators have impressed the participants and we all learned how to do our presentations. I wish such seminars could be conducted frequently.
    Anonymous participant
  • Anonymous participant
    The interaction was great and everyone got a chance to participate. Also the style of how the seminar was conducted was fresh and new. It took it into a new direction and lots of lessons were learned.
    Anonymous participant
  • Seminar CMA Breede Overberg 2009
    Die geweldige baie inligting is van onskatbare waarde vir die pad vorentoe vir die CMA.
    Seminar CMA Breede Overberg 2009
  • Mohammed Dildar
    Focus was laid on didactics, based on the experiences of WWA. They were designed using so-called activating training methods, a system that is innovative to the water industry in South Africa. It entails development of balanced training material/media that is highly interactive and is designed to capture and hold the attention of the audience. This insures higher effectiveness of the delivered training.
    Mohammed Dildar
    EWS communique 224; 6 July 2015
  • Anonymous participant
    All trainees said they found the training enjoyable, creative and fun.
    Anonymous participant
  • Anonymous Superintendant-trainer
    I learned so many things, different methods of presenting the lessons. Making the audience involved, different styles of teaching and training. They made me an effective trainer.
    Anonymous Superintendant-trainer

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