n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Introduction to the Special Issue on "Africa's challenges in meeting the MDGs on safe and drinking water"

Volume 3, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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The contributions to this special issue of the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) reveal and feature the shared concern of researchers determined to discover new knowledge and insights on water issues that are pertinent in Africa. Clean water on the tap is still a luxury in Africa. Water exists in abundance but not in ways it can be accessed and used readily by ordinary people. The millennium development goals aim at halving by 2015 the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Nevertheless, safe drinking water to all the rural households in Africa and safe water supply to all the people of Africa remain still a big challenge. Water is more critical than electricity and other necessities in life. One can find a way to live without electricity, but life without water is inconceivable. The priority to get water clean and accessible to all at the same time brooks no delay. This special issue addresses various ways of how clean water production can be generated. We have put together in this special issue six research papers that used a combination of primary and secondary data to generate new and original insights to advance knowledge in the area of water studies.

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