How to Deal With Urban Water ScarcityCities everywhere face the same challenge. How do they deal with greater demand due to growing populations while the underground water supply is being depleted?
A man loads water collected from Lake Kivu onto his bicycle for sale in the city of Goma.
Zimbabwe: Harare's Underground Water Under Threat
Zimbabwe Standard, 25 November 2012
THE water table in Harare is fast dwindling and the city's boreholes may run dry if the uncontrolled drilling of boreholes continues, a recent report by a local geologist warns. Read more »
allAfrica, 19 November 2012
In July 1990, as then-rebel leader Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia advanced on Monrovia, Taylor's guerrilla fighters attacked the White Plains water treatment… Read more »
Daily News, 2 November 2012
TANZANIA expects to attain average water availability targets of between 90 and 100 per cent in major regional urban centres throughout the country by December 2014, but has doubts… Read more »
Tanzania: Unsanitary Urban Slums Worrisome
Daily News, 29 October 2012
THE rapid population increase in the number of homes in unplanned locations in Dar es Salaam coupled with the rapid population growth have triggered a monumental waste management… Read more »
The Star, 19 October 2012
KISUMU water and sanitation company, yesterday launched a water project that aims at connecting the peri-urban poor with safe and affordable water. Read more »
Despite court action against local authorities for the polluted water supply caused by run-off from nearby coal mines, residents of Carolina say it is still unsafe. Read more »