Presenting Partner

Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. We contribute to global sustainability with focus on clean water, sanitation and climate change by pioneering technologies that improve the quality of life for people and show concern for the planet. It is our commitment to being responsible, thinking ahead and innovating that enables us to meet all our clients’ needs on all levels.

Water gives life to people, animals and plants and is a necessity for industry to maintain production. Water is essential when heating and cooling buildings and is also used to drain off waste products. Therefore, anywhere where water is a coveted resource, or needs to be drained away, Grundfos plays a central role.

We specialise in circulator pumps for heating and air-conditioning as well as other centrifugal pumps for industrial applications, water supply, sewage, dosing and disinfection and fire protection. In addition to pumps and pump systems, Grundfos develops, manufactures and sells energy-efficient standard and submersible motors and state-of-the-art electronics for monitoring and controlling pumps. With electronic built into the pumps, they become “intelligent”, i.e. capable of assessing the current demand for water and adapting their performance accordingly – all of which results in a significant reduction in energy consumption.

Grundfos have developed several ground-breaking technologies within a sustainable perspective – for example Grundfos BioBooster, which effectively cleans industrial wastewater at source; and Grundfos LIFELINK, AQtap water dispenser unit and AQpure a solar-powered water treatment unit for drinking water in the poorest areas of the world.

Fast Facts

• Grundfos developed and produced the first solar power-driven borehole pump range.
• Grundfos is a Global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology.
• Grundfos produces more than 16 million pump units annually.
• Grundfos is a Full systems solution provider – Water Supply, Wastewater & Water treatment.
• Grundfos introduced the first integrated drive technology on to pump motors

Platinum Partner

mamemo is an interactive, media & marketing company delivering a full creative service from idea to experience, encompassing live events production, design and marketing.

mamemo has grown from a local event management & marketing operations company to a global full service creative agency. Our roots are still firmly in building live event experiences that leave lasting impressions.

mamemo has worked with local & global brands, leading marketing & media initiatives, to create amplified reach and awareness for their communication messages.

mamemo is a strategically-minded partner and consultant, developing methods and tools to touch human senses and go deeper into creating authentic human reactions.

By combining innovative technology with intelligent content, brands (and their stories) are now more accessible to audiences’ minds in a way that is both INFORMATIVE & ENTERTAINING.

Platinum Partner

Water creates unlimited possibilities, whether it’s in manufacturing, growing, refining, or simply living. Through advanced technologies, access to global intelligence and a commitment to sustainability, DuPont Water Solutions (DWS) helps customers produce, purify and extract some of the most commercially important products around the world. From oil and gas refineries to biopharmaceutical manufacturers and municipalities, moving customers forward, enabling them to confidently explore new opportunities and shape the future is the mission. For some, it’s water. For DuPont Water Solutions, it’s possibility.

Since the 1940s, Water Solutions has been an innovator in water separation technologies, expanding and growing along the way. Today, Water Solutions offers the most complete portfolio of industry leading products available, along with a team that is second to none.

As the global leader in sustainable separation and purification technologies, we are helping customers across industries and countries make real progress in ways that not only improve productivity, efficiency and profitability, but also reduce waste, energy consumption and environmental impact.

Water Solutions brings a tremendous depth and breadth of resources to the table, and we invite you to join us. We are here to make your progress our promise, and are positioned to meet your needs in every region of the world.

DuPont Water Solutions – Possibility Flows with us!

Strategic Partners


The International Desalination Association (IDA) is the world’s leading resource for information and professional development for the global desalination industry – and the only global association focused exclusively on desalination and water reuse technologies.

IDA is committed to development and promotion of the appropriate use of desalination and desalination technology globally in water supply, water reuse, water pollution control, water purification, water treatment and other water sciences and technology.

IDA carries out this mission by encouraging research, promoting and exchanging communication, disseminating information, and supporting education in the field of desalination and water sciences. A non-profit association, IDA is associated with the United Nations as part of a growing international network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

UNESCO works with a wide range of partners in all of its fields of competence. Partnerships are a key enabler for meeting global challenges and generating sustainable change and long-lasting impact. Partnerships are firmly embedded in UNESCO’s way of working at global, regional and national levels. 

By joining forces with its partners UNESCO can leverage resources, expertise and competencies to promote all UNESCO’s ideals and values, to achieve common development goals, and to strengthen visibility and impact of its action.

The International Water Bank (IWB), an official Global Strategic partner of the W12 Congress, which has been established to invest and finance innovative solutions in the water sector that secure sustainable water demand globally, will visit Cape Town for the world’s first W12 water congress,  on the week of 18 May, 2020. The IWB will actively engage with companies and governments to identify projects and initiatives with which they could invest.

Representatives from the IWB, facilitated by SOSNPO and W12, are inviting corporates and individuals that have developed or want to pitch water-related initiatives and enterprises, to meet with IWB in meetings, to during the W12 Congress. Businesses and entrepreneurs have a crucial role to play in the new water and climate change arena and evidenced by the emergence of a new type of entrepreneur. Pioneers are producing conceptual ideas, new products and transformative business models that have intelligence and integrity and this is what SOSNPO, the organisers of the event, will showcase at the W12 Congress in Cape Town in 2020.

The United Nations and the World Bank Group are committed to helping countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, guided by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Partnership initiatives will focus on, but will not be limited to: effectively mobilising finance and implementation capacity for the Sustainable Development Goals, including climate finance; improving implementation through joint initiatives and local capacity building; supporting action at the nexus between peacebuilding, humanitarian action, and development assistance; and collecting and utilizing data in a way which supports greater targeting for development impact.

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

South African W12 Institutional Partners already include:

• Department of Water & Sanitation (DWS)
• WESGRO – Tourism, Trade & Investment Agency of the Western Cape
• University of Cape Town (UCT)
• Stellenbosch University Water Institute (SUWI)
• University of the Western Cape (UWC)
• Stellenbosch River Collaborative (SRC)
• The Institute for Ecological Civilization
• South African Tourism
• Future Water and African Climate Development Initiative

W12 Strategic Partners include:

• Climate Change Projects


As a UNESCO partner, we will discuss how climate change is affecting Cape Town and other treasured locales worldwide and what can be done to protect them. Detailed will be UNESCOs programs in the sciences, education and culture contributing to the creation of knowledge, educational tools, the expansion of communications, and the increased understanding of the ethical implications for present and future generations.

W12 accepts support from companies and corporate foundations:

  • That contribute or support W12’s vision of a water wise world
  • That combine social, environmental and economic impacts of their investments
  • That are socially, financially and environmentally responsible
  • That want to include water issues as an integral part of their business plan
  • That work with the SDG6 goals as a focus
  • That comply with the UN and ILO declarations on human rights and working conditions

W12 avoids support from companies and corporate foundations:

  • That work with production and sales of hard liquor, tobacco, pornography, or weapons
  • Whose core business is related to extraction/production of fossil fuels and development of 
hydropower and that do not comply with globally recognised environmental standards
  • That are black listed on the World Bank Listing of Ineligible Firms & Individuals or are suspended 
from the UN’s vendor list and barred from applying for procurement contracts with the UN
  • That are discriminating of colour, gender or sexual orientation

Open IP

SOSNPO operates under a strictly Open Intellectual Property Policy, where all learning, innovations, and solutions are documented and shared with anyone interested in improving conditions for the less privileged global citizens around the world. It is a part of SOSNPO’s mission to share information, lessons learned in a partnership-friendly model.

Exhibitor Opportunities

Should you wish to showcase your brand / products at the W12 Congress Exhibition please  email us for availability and pricing.

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Speaker Opportunities

There are limited spaces available to speak at the W12 Congress. Contact the Program committee to discuss how you would like to be involved.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Partner with the W12 Congress and showcase your brand using our online, onsite and print advertising options. Email us for pricing and availability.

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