Lack of water in Africa

Michael Condarco


I think that we should start a water project that will help the people in africa so that they can have clean water to drink, bath in and to grow crops that they need to survive.

The Problem

The lack of safe drinking water is one of the world's leading problems affecting more than 1.1 billion people globally, meaning that one in every six people lack access to safe drinking water. The Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation set up by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund defines safe drinking water as "water with microbial, chemical and physical characteristics that meets WHO guidelines or national standards on drinking water quality." As of 2006, one third of all nations suffered from clean water scarcity,but Sub-Saharan Africa had the largest number of water-stressed countries of any other place on the globe and of an estimated 800 million people who live in Africa, 300 million live in a water stressed environment.The most immediately apparent impact of water scarcity in Africa is on the continent's health. With a complete lack of water, humans can only live up to 3 to 5 days on average.This often forces those living in water deprived regions to turn to unsafe water resources, which, according to the world health organization, contributes to the spread of waterborne diseases including malaria, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery and diarrhea, and can lead to diseases such as trachoma, plague, and typhus. In developing areas, such as those within africa agriculture accounts for more than 80% of water consumption.Because the majority of Africa remains dependent on an agricultural lifestyle and 80% to 90% of all families in rural Africa rely upon producing their own food, water scarcity translates to a loss of food security.

Addressing the problem

There are organizations that are digging wells to find clean water for the people to have so that they can grow crops that they need for food and so that there animals can produce the needs of the people. And for the people in africa to take showers and know that they wont have to worry about and health issues.

Lack Of Clean Water In Africa Documentary