UN Survey Shows Declining Water Availability In Africa
UN Survey Shows Declining Water Availability In Africa, Highlights Solutions
New York, Nov 25 2010 10:10PM
The amount of water available per person in Africa is declining and only 26 of the continent's 53 countries are currently on track to reduce by half the number of people without sustainable access to clean drinking water by 2015, according to a survey by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released today.
Furthermore, only five countries in Africa are expected to attain the target of reducing by half the proportion of the population without sustainable access to basic sanitation by 2015, the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a series of targets agreed to by all countries and leading development institutions to meet the needs of the world's poorest.
Africa Water Atlas, compiled by UNEP at the request of the
African Ministers' Council on Water, also maps out new
solutions and success stories on water resources management
from across the continent