Munich  /  September 07, 2020  -  September 11, 2020

IFAT 2020 (canceled)

Due to the corona pandemic, IFAT 2020 was canceled.

The next date is May 30 to June 3, 2022.




IFAT is regarded as the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, making it an ideal platform for the Fraunhofer Water Systems Alliance (SysWasser) to present its activities in South Africa. One example is the “SafeWaterAfrica“ project with the aim of developing a decentralized water purification system that gives people in southern Africa access to clean water.

In rural regions of Southern Africa, the primary sources of water are rivers, dams and wells. These, however, often contain pathogens and contaminants, introduced increasingly by the growing population. In the EU-funded project “Self-Sustaining Cleaning Technology for Safe Water Supply and Management in Rural African Areas”, SafeWaterAfrica for short, an energy self-sufficient water-treatment system was developed in collaboration with European and African partners. It integrates different technology modules from the partners into a decentralized overall system supplied with renewable energy. The therein contained water disinfection and removal of micro-pollutants is based on the principle of electrochemical oxidation, which was developed primarily at the Fraunhofer IST.