Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • 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.
  • Africa has 9% of global freshwater resources, but 15% of the global population.
  • Almost 20% of Sub-Saharan Africa relies on a water source that is more than 30 minutes away from the household.
  • 26% of Africa's population (244 million) has a piped water connection on their premises.

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SURe Water 4 Africa Activities and Outputs

The SURe Water 4 Africa: Developing LoCS project aims to support local government in the six participating countries to strengthen their knowledge of the challenges water and sanitation services face in the context of climate change and to promote an integrated and participatory planning approach into the future. A summary of key project activities and outputs for the SURe Water 4 Africa project are listed below:

  • Multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral stakeholder platforms to be established in each of the implementing project cities (ILAs),
  • Local consultative participatory workshops to take place in each ILA,
  • SUReWater Advisory Body to be established,
  • Regional and Downscaled Climate Systems Analysis, 
  • Risk and Vulnerability Studies for each of the six ILAs, 
  • Cost Benefit Analyses Competition to cost local adaptation options,
  • Financial Mechanisms paper to identify funding structures and opportunities,
  • Participatory Action Research Tools developed for use in local workshops 
  • 6 SUReWater Framework developed
  • ILAs trained in the use of the Resilient Africa Tool
  • Development of case studies 
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