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Safe Drinking Water in Africa 

The water of this planet is the responsibility of all of us on the planet. Each day, over 4,500 Africans – half of them children – die from diarrhea diseases. According to the United Nations, given current rates of population growth, safe water and sanitation services must be increased by nearly 50,000 Africans per day in order to reduce by half the number of people without such a services by 2015,

Impediments to progress include lack of capacity to manage water resources, absence of good governance – including regulatory frameworks and instates for protection of water supplies and removing cost – and poor mobilization of public an private funds for investment.

At the World Summit on Sustainable Development, in 2002, the USA joined other countries in support of the goal to halve the proportion of the world’s population without access to safe drinking water and healthy sanitation.

The EPA launched the Water for Africa Program, which seeks to build the capacity of individual communities, through pilot projects and workshops to increase knowledge on relevant issues to improve water and sanitation. Under this project, to be fruitful, a partnership between communities, water utilities, government, financial services and others.

Water for children website to provide safe sustainable water to rural villages of Africa.

The second phase of EPA's Safe Drinking Water Initiative began in October 2000. In collaboration with a new US-based cooperator, Water For People (WFP) the international arm of the American Water Works Association, EPA initiated a two-year project to build capacity to improve urban drinking water management in Africa.

Each day in Africa over 2,500 children die from waterborne diarrhea illnesses. While many of these deaths occur in the rural areas, more and more are occurring in the growing urban areas around the larger cities. Access to services remains a problem but poor quality of drinking water is often a more serious issue.

Water for children website to provide safe sustainable water to rural villages of Africa.



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