Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • 26% of Africa's population (244 million) has a piped water connection on their premises.
  • Africa has 9% of global freshwater resources, but 15% of the global population.
  • 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.
  • 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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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

http://www.gwp.org/Global/About%20GWP/Publications/Briefing%20notes/Briefing_Note_Urban_final.pdf

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

http://www.wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/02/04/000425962_20130204163445/Rendered/PDF/750430WPS0Box30Africa0high00PUBLIC0.pdf 

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

http://www.wssinfo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/resources/jmp_report_2014_webeng.pdf

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

http://www.switchtraining.eu/ 

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

http://www.wrc.org.za/Knowledge%20Hub%20Documents/Research%20Reports/TT%20588-13.pdf

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

http://www2.gtz.de/Dokumente/oe44/ecosan/en-use-and-disposal-greywater-2007.pdf 

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

http://water.worldbank.org/sites/water.worldbank.org/files/publication/iuwm-full-report.pdf