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Water sustainability in Africa
By: Haley Davis
• Prof. Savapalan
• “…I was lucky to have a bucket of water for my
bath in the morning, that was all that I could
get. And...
• Peter Gleick
• “… Rapid population growth and inadequate
efforts to improve access to water ensure that
this problem wil...
Solutions
• Rainfed Irrigation
• UN Millennium Project
Rainfed irrigation
• Definition: is a type of irrigation that relies
upon the natural rain to be collected in well
moistur...
Arguments for Rainfed irrigation
– Pros:
– Better solution than contaminated surface water
– Low cost
– Cons:
– Have to sc...
UN Millennium Project Goals
Eradicate extreme
hunger and poverty
Achieve universal
primary education
Promote gender
equali...
Goal 7, Target 10
• This target plans to “Halve,…, the proportion
of people without sustainable access to safe
drinking wa...
Possible Failure of UN Millennium
Project…
Countries on course to
meet the
2015 target and achieve
sustainable
development...
What else can we do?
• If the UN Millennium Project what else
can we do?
Interview Solution
EDUCATION
• Parker Laubach
• “not just education in the sense of teaching
people with a university, but...
In conclusion…
• Rainfed Irrigation
• UN Millennium Project
• Education
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  1. 1. Water sustainability in Africa By: Haley Davis
  2. 2. • Prof. Savapalan • “…I was lucky to have a bucket of water for my bath in the morning, that was all that I could get. And even that water the children, in the household that I was staying with, they had to walk 5km to the river to fetch that water for me so I could have a bath.”
  3. 3. • Peter Gleick • “… Rapid population growth and inadequate efforts to improve access to water ensure that this problem will grow worse before it grows better. This problem should be a far higher priority for governments, water providers, and international aid organizations than it appears to be.”
  4. 4. Solutions • Rainfed Irrigation • UN Millennium Project
  5. 5. Rainfed irrigation • Definition: is a type of irrigation that relies upon the natural rain to be collected in well moistured soils.
  6. 6. Arguments for Rainfed irrigation – Pros: – Better solution than contaminated surface water – Low cost – Cons: – Have to schedule crop seasons around the rain
  7. 7. UN Millennium Project Goals Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty Achieve universal primary education Promote gender equality and empower women Reduce child mortality Improve maternal health Combat HIV/ AIDS, malaria and other diseases Ensure environmental sustainability Develop a global partnership for development
  8. 8. Goal 7, Target 10 • This target plans to “Halve,…, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation” • The Un plans to develop policies and find environmentally sound technologies to reach this target
  9. 9. Possible Failure of UN Millennium Project… Countries on course to meet the 2015 target and achieve sustainable development based on access to clean water Countries with performance that is within African average and could meet the target Countries that fall outside the African limit and unlikely to meet the 2015 target Algeria, Botswana, Comoros, Egypt, Gabon, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa (8) Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Gambia, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, São Tomé and Principé, Tunisia, Zimbabwe. (13) Angola, Benin, … , Tanzania, Zambia (42)
  10. 10. What else can we do? • If the UN Millennium Project what else can we do?
  11. 11. Interview Solution EDUCATION • Parker Laubach • “not just education in the sense of teaching people with a university, but education of how can people live to support themselves… maybe they just want clean water and to be farmers.”
  12. 12. In conclusion… • Rainfed Irrigation • UN Millennium Project • Education

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