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Uploaded on Wednesday 01 Feb 2012
Access to water in urban Africa
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Improved water sources, defined as “one that is protected from outside contamination” (WHO/UNICEF 2010), is essential for ensuring the health of Africa’s urban dwellers. Although an increasing number of people have access to improved water, rapid urban population growth in the African region has equally increased the number of people without proper access.