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.
  • 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.
  • Africa has 9% of global freshwater resources, but 15% of the global population.

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Useful Links

On this page some useful resources are listed which can help improve integrated water resource management in African cities.

Global Water Partnership- Briefing note-Integrated Urban Water Management

Integrated Urban Water Management – Lessons and Recommendations from Regional Experiences in Latin America, Central Asia and Africa WPP Case Profile 

Joint Monitoring Programme Report – Progress on Sanitation and drinking water 2014 update

SWITCH – Managing Water for the City of the Future - Training Toolkit 

University of Cape Town - Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) for South Africa: Framework and Guidelines

Water Research Commission – Understanding the use and disposal of Greywater in the non-sewered areas in South Africa 

World Bank – The future of water in African cities: Why waste water?