Tag: drinking water
In sub-Saharan Africa, about 40 per cent of the population lacks safe drinking water. Within ten years, the global demand for water is expected to grow by 50 per cent. Alison Wedgwood, CEO of eWATERservices joins CNBC Africa on how mobile technology can be leveraged to make water accessible and affordable on the continent.
Sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim for safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 and investment in infrastructure and sanitation facilities has been identified as critical steps to achieving this.
Governments and development organizations have spent billions of dollars over the past several decades in an attempt to address this inequity in low- and middle-income countries, but the unfortunate reality is that many of these efforts have fallen flat. So how do you create a solution that sticks ?