Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • 26% of Africa's population (244 million) has a piped water connection on their premises.
  • 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.

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SURe Water 4 Africa Advisory Board

The SURe Water 4 Africa: Developing LoCS project is being overseen by a project Advisory Board. The role of the committee is to provide strategic guidance and direction to the SURe Water 4 Africa project and to galvanize action on local water and sanitation issues in the context of climate change, with a specific focus on the SADC region. The committee is composed of select technical, policy and/ or planning experts with proven regional and international experience in the field of urban water, sanitation and climate change adaptation.

The roles of the Advisory Board are as follows:

• Provide strategic guidance and direction to the SURe Water 4 Africa project on emerging

thematic priorities and research areas for urban water and sanitation in Africa as related to

the projected impacts of climate change

• Provide Technical guidance in the review of the 6 SURe Water Frameworks developed for

the implementing project cities

• Avail themselves to sit on a panel as a judge, providing input and comment to the SURe

Water Cost Benefit Analysis competition

• Act as an ambassador of the SURe Water 4 Africa: Developing LoCS project


Members of the Project Advisory Board





Neil Armitage

Associate Professor

Head: Urban Water Management

University of Cape Town

South Africa


Lucinda Fairhurst


Adapt, Sustain, Capacitate Africa

South Africa

David Dodman

Climate Change Expert

International Institute for Environmental Development

United Kingdom

Barry Jackson



South Africa

Shepard Zvigadza

Climate Change Researcher

Zero Regional Environmental Organisation


Tendayi Chiramba

Project Manager

SADC Regional Water and Sanitation