GRID-Arendal supports countries in their efforts to realize their 2030 targets under the Sustainable Development Goals. Among target goals of interest to GRID-Arendal is the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, on clean water and sanitation, particularly 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."
Our efforts will help profile the state of and trends in wastewater management and sanitation delivery on the African continent through the generation of a range of communication and outreach products, including explanatory videos, multimedia stories, news stories, 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. The need for solutions is made more urgent by rapid population growth and urbanization rates (and hence rising waste production levels), industrialization, and low resilience to climate change impacts.
The Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP) is a project funded by Innovation Norway in which GRID-Arendal and SALT are developing a service...
Developing a strategic roadmap to help guide the transition to circular plastic economies at local, national and global scales.
Marine litter and plastic pollution in the ocean is affecting ecosystems, economies and societies around the world.
Marine litter and plastic pollution are global issues that affect the whole world.
The Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa features extensive information on existing infrastructure and opportunities for improvement.
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.
The Africa Environmental Information Network (AfricaEIN) initiative succeeds the old Africa Environmental Information Network, which was...
Large-scale land investment is not a new phenomenon in Africa, but the speed and scale at which it is occurring today makes it one of the...
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...
An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources Management for African Cities
“With global action and positive momentum towards improving access to safe water and sanitation, the United Nations Environment Programme...