How to Deal With Urban Water Scarcity

Cities 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 »

  • Liberia:   Tapping Official and Grassroots Efforts On Water

    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 »

  • Tanzania:   Dar es Salaam Set to Meet Urban Water Targets

    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 »

  • Kenya:   Kisumu Water Project to Bail Out the Poor

    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 »