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Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative - Framework for Implementation: “A Regional Response to Africa’s Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Crises”


Africa has the lowest total water supply coverage of any region in the world. Currently about 300 million people in Africa do not have access to safe water and about 313 million have no access to sanitation. This situation exacts a heavy toll on the health and economic progress of African countries. The Africa Water Vision was presented at the Second World Water Forum in The Hague, 2000, as part of the World Water Vision and represents Africa’s efforts at addressing the impending African water crises.

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