Resolving the Water Crisis

Resolving the Water Crisis

In the previous article, we focused on renewable energy as an example of eco-friendly infrastructure development. However, we have not covered the most important element of life – water.

The majority of people in Africa struggle to gather clean water which is crucial for survival. In general, a person needs at least 20 liters of water to survive, and only 35% of the African population has access to water within 1 kilometer of their residence.

 

 

A shortage of clean water does not solely affect survival and health – it also deprives children and women of education. Gathering water from a distant well is a daily duty that requires a great deal of time.

Japan is one of the few countries in the world to offer stable water distribution and sewer systems to a majority of its households. Although Japanese NGOs have been installing water supply systems in remote African villages, there is more that can be done.

If Japanese companies can see this as an opportunity for humanitarian efforts and business opportunity, financial investment and support from Japan can help end the African water crisis.

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