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The project will at the same time contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, on clean water and sanitation and particularly its target 6.3 “By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.”


It will profile the state of and trends in wastewater management and sanitation delivery on the African continent and generate a range of communication and outreach products, including simple shows, story maps, news and policy briefs, and an atlas.


Africa’s slow pace in meeting sanitation targets calls for practical and transformative solutions in the management of wastewater and provision of sanitation services. Such solutions will help to boost public health and secure the sustainability of Africa’s natural resources. They can also trigger wiser investments in integrated wastewater management and employment opportunities while ensuring the integrity of water resources and water-based ecosystems. Rapid population growth and urbanization rates (and hence rising waste production levels), industrialization, and low resilience to climate change impacts create even more urgency for the solutions. 

Status: In progress

Type: Terrestrial

Programme: Africa

Tags: Africa continent Sanitation

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