Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • 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.
  • 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.

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SURe Water 4 Africa Frameworks

Each of the implementing local authorities will develop a local action plan or SURe Water Framework aimed at providing an integrated and participatory approach towards improving urban water and sanitation services in the city, taking cognisance of climate change. 

The action plan will include the local authorities priority adaptation measures identified through an intensive consultative stakeholder process, the objectives and targets developed for an integrated urban water management approach, the activities foreseen to achieve the planned improvements and a financial and management plan for implementation in the local authorities.