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.
This pilot project develops a shoreline map to define coastal areas with different likelihood of accumulating beach litter.
The impacts of marine plastic pollution range from ecological to socioeconomic, and cost the world at least US$8 billion dollars per year.
The Africa Water Vision 2025 was developed asthe response and policy framework to address the key challenges facing the water sector.
The relationship between sanitation and wastewater management is crucial in terms of Africa’s social, economic and ecological concerns.
We all contribute to this problem. Yes, all. And we need to act now if we want to avoid living in a sea of plastic by mid-century.
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The purpose of these guidelines is to serve as a reference point for all players involved in the AEO-3 production process.
Working for the Environment is prepared by GRID-Arendal for the Department of Environmental Affairs (former Department of Environmental...
“With global action and positive momentum towards improving access to safe water and sanitation, the United Nations Environment Programme...