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Worrying insights from UN's first-ever assessment of water security in Africa

By Grace Oluwasanya, Research Lead, Water, Climate and Gender, United Nations University
Duminda Perera, Senior Researcher: Hydrology and Water Resources, United Nations University
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When it comes to water security – a reliable, good supply of safe water – just 29 African countries have made some progress over the past three to five years. Twenty-five have made none.

This data comes out of the UN’s first-ever assessment of water security in Africa. Published by the UN University’s Canada-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health, the assessment used 10 indicators to quantify water security in Africa’s 54 countries. Such an assessment had…The Conversation


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