Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • Africa has 9% of global freshwater resources, but 15% of the global population.
  • 26% of Africa's population (244 million) has a piped water connection on their premises.
  • Almost 20% of Sub-Saharan Africa relies on a water source that is more than 30 minutes away from the household.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for over a third of the world's 884 million people who still do not get their drinking water from improved sources.


AWASLA provides a unique and enabling platform for local governments committed to addressing the growing water and sanitation challenges on the continent, seeking a paradigm shift towards more sustainable and resilient urban water and sanitation practices.

The benefits for local governments participating in AWASLA include:

  • Connecting leaders
  • Promoting knowledge exchange
  • Enhancing capacity
  • Empowering Advocacy

Coming soon - a list of participating local governments