Elaine Trepper

Former Mayor of Windhoek

Ms. Elaine Trepper is the former Mayor of Windhoek, one of the cities piloting IUWM. She will be discussing her city’s experiences and lessons learned during the AfriCities event in Dakar on December 6. Windhoek’s experience is part of a larger IUWM effort funded by the World Bank’s Water Partnership Program (WPP). Over the past 3 years, the WPP has supported the promotion of IUWM approaches on a global level, funding pilot approaches in several large cities in Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and Central Asia. The dissemination of the lessons from pilots has sparked interest by several cities such as Nairobi and Sao Paulo which are planning to use World Bank funds to incorporate IUWM principles into pilot projects."