Water is at the center of economic and social development; it is vital to maintain health, grow food, manage the environment, and create jobs. Despite water’s importance, over 783 million people in the world are still without access to improved water sources.
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December 16, 2014 — In the next 20 years, Africa’s urban population will double, increasing the service delivery gap for water supply and sanitation. In order to strengthen performance, a group of 15 African water utilities' CEOs met to exchange lessons and create a stronger network to support sector performance improvements.
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December 16, 2014 — Implemented between 2009 and 2013 and through investments in improved water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and solid waste management, the 2nd Shandong Urban Environment Project helped provide safer drinking water for some 730,000 people in eight cities including 340,000 in fluoride-affected areas. It contributed to a better environment and improved the health of nearly 4.17 million people in the province, and reduced pollution discharges to the Bohai Sea.Read More »
October 7, 2014 — On October 9th, a high-level event will bring together the international community to combat water borne diseases like cholera in Haiti and raise commitments to provide water, sanitation and health services in cholera hot spots over the next three years.Read More »
September 2, 2014 — New study finds that when properly planned for and maintained, prepaid water systems can deliver multiple benefits to customers. The study, The Limits and Possibilities of Prepaid Water in Urban Africa: Lessons from the Field, explored the potential of prepaid water systems in serving urban poor communities in eight African cities.Read More »