The Resource Africa's water and sanitation infrastructure : access, affordability, and alternatives, editors, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Elvira Morella

Africa's water and sanitation infrastructure : access, affordability, and alternatives, editors, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Elvira Morella

Label
Africa's water and sanitation infrastructure : access, affordability, and alternatives
Title
Africa's water and sanitation infrastructure
Title remainder
access, affordability, and alternatives
Statement of responsibility
editors, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Elvira Morella
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Africa's Water and Sanitation InfrastructureùAccess, Affordability, and Alternatives integrates a wealth of primary and secondary information to present a quantitative snapshot of the state of the WSS sectors in Africa. It explains the sectoral institutional structures and utility performance and articulates the volume and quality of financing available over time. The authors also evaluate the challenges to the WSS sectors and explore the factors that govern the expansion of coverage over time. Finally, the authors estimate spending needs for WSS, arriving at a funding gap for meeting the MDGs. The proposed directions for the future draw on lessons learned from best practices and present the menu of choices available to African countries, bearing in mind that the challenges differ to a significant extent among countries and solutions must be tailored to national or regional conditions. --Book Jacket
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) have called attention to deficiencies in the quantity and quality of water supply and sanitation (WSS) globally. Although most of the world is on track to meet the MDG drinking water target, Africa lags behind. Only 58 percent of the population enjoys access to safe drinking water. According to projections, 300 million more peopleùalmost 38 percent of the region's population, or half the number of people who currently have access to improved waterùwill need to be covered to meet the MDG target. Similarly, more than 2.5 billion people remain without improved sanitation worldwide; of that total, 22 percent, corresponding to more than half a billion people, lives in Africa. With the MDG deadline fast approaching, it is essential to take stock of the WSS sectors in Africa, analyze their achievements and shortcomings, and identify the sector characteristics that either advance or inhibit the population's ability to access service
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Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
363.6/1096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4465.A35
LC item number
A47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Directions in development. Infrastucture
Label
Africa's water and sanitation infrastructure : access, affordability, and alternatives, editors, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Elvira Morella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; About the AICD; Series Foreword; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 The Elusiveness of the Millennium Development Goals for Water and Sanitation; Chapter 2 Access to Safe Water: The Millennium Challenge; Chapter 3 Access to Safe Sanitation: The Millennium Challenge; Chapter 4 Improving the Organization of the Water and Sanitation Sectors; Chapter 5 Urban Water Provision: The Story of African Utilities; Chapter 6 Cost Recovery, Affordability, and Subsidies; Chapter 7 Spending Needed to Meet Goals in Water and Sanitation
  • Chapter 8 -- Bridging the Funding GapChapter 9 -- Policy Options for the Water and Sanitation Sectors; Appendix 1 Access to Water Supply and Sanitation Facilities; Appendix 2 Institutions in the Water and Sanitation Sector; Appendix 3 Performance Indicators of Selected Water Utilities; Appendix 4 Tariffs; Appendix 5 Affordability of Water and Sanitation; Appendix 6 Funding Gap for Water Supply and Sanitation; Index; Back Cover
Control code
ocn719388616
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 401 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821384572
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)719388616
  • pebcs0821384570

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