Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Clean drinking water for 1.28 million people

World Water Day on 22 March serves to remind people that clean water cannot be taken for granted. In Mali, for example, over 40 per cent of the population has no access to clean drinking water and only one in five has access to sanitation. This is also due to the fact that since 2002 the rural water supply in the West African country has been organised decentrally; however, the municipalities continue to lack the required knowledge and infrastructure.

The reliable supply of drinking water and sanitation is a key prerequisite for a country’s economic and social development. At the same time, functioning institutions and infrastructures contribute to a stable and peaceful situation. This is why the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale... Read More