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World Water Day 2019 Case Study Sharing Opportunity

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  • 22 Mar 2019 - 10:31am
  • By Mark Wamai
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Researchers from AfriWatSan consortium testing the quality of water from a shallow well in Lukaya Town, Uganda. Image:Royal Society

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University is running a project together with University College London in a bid to better understand the capacity of subsurface water in rapidly growing African towns and cities in order to provide both a source of safe water and receptacle for faecal waste. This project is funded by DFID.

The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’, linking to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 6: ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.

The goal includes:
•    achieving universal access to safe and affordable drinking water
•    reducing the proportion of untreated wastewater
•    expanding international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water and sanitation related activities and programmes

World Water Day raises awareness of and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater. Currently, over a quarter of the world’s population uses a drinking-water source contaminated with faeces, leading to potentially fatal diseases including cholera, typhoid and polio.

Please visit the Royal Society page (link below) to find out more about this Case Study Opportunity


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