Summary of Live Q&A discussion on the Guardian Development Professionals Network, which included RWSN input on the expert panel.
How can water be better managed to ensure enough supply for a growing global population? Our panel of water experts have their say.
By Charles Simengwa, Stanslous Ngosa, Moffat Chazingwa and Chusa Sichone (http://allafrica.com/stories/201506070300.html)
THE construction sector in Zambia is at an all-time high, with buildings springing up all around the country, particularly in urban areas.
It is a building rush cutting across commercial entities and private individuals who are investing heavily in picturesque houses.
This is a mark of how Zambians have learnt the advantages of becoming homeowners and, consequently, securing the future of their families.
The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have just released a new report: 25 Year Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water – 2015 Update report and MDG Assessment
We have pulled together a 2-side briefing note that pulls out some of the headline figures and conclusion on rural water supply. Please download it from:
The new figures from JMP show that most countries have achieved substantial progress towards achieving universal access to water for their citizens.
84% of people living in rural areas now have access to a safe water source in 2015 (up from 62% in 1990)
- “The number of people without access in rural areas has decreased by over half a billion” (1990-2015)
- 17 Countries achieved 100% improved access (1990 – 2015) in rural areas
- Global rural-urban disparities have decreased but large gaps remain – 8 out of ten people without access to an improved water source live in rural areas
- Good progress in most regions but Oceania lags behind and Sub-Saharan Africa has little piped-on-premises improvement
Find out more by downloading the briefing note – and guess which country made the biggest percentage gain in improved access for its rural population? I almost guarantee it won’t what you expected!
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