How to improve access to water?

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In Tunisia, tens of thousands of citizens do not have access to drinking water.

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By: Emmanuelle Bastide

50 mins

Raising awareness of the plight of the more than 2 billion people who live without access to safe water is the goal of World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22 each year.


According to the latest UN report, more than 2 billion people in the world do not have access to drinking water and sanitation.

In sub-Saharan Africa, only 24% of the population has access to a safe source of drinking water and basic sanitation.

In countries where water infrastructure is lacking, people are forced to travel to access wells or pumping stations.

The lack of funding and the multiplicity of actors hamper the work.

How to improve access to water with lighter infrastructure such as there is for electricity?

Who should pay?  


Kevin Goldberg

, Managing Director of the NGO Solidarités international committed to providing access to drinking water and sanitation for all 

Thierry Barbotte

 Chairman of the Odial Solutions Group, Holding of Vergnet Hydro, a French manufacturer of equipment for the supply of drinking water and of Uduma, a service provider

Claire Grandadam

, project coordinator at Water Integrity Network (WIN), which fights against corruption in the water sector. 

Bourahima Sanou

, mayor of Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso


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