Only 61% of the population of Zambia has access to an improved source of water supply and 48% has access to adequate sanitation, according to UN data. Concerning water supply, there is a strong contrast between urban areas (approx. 87%) and rural areas (approx. 46% access). For sanitation, access rates are only slightly higher for urban areas (57%) and rural areas (43%). In urban areas, only 41% has access to water connections in their house or yard and 49% relies on water kiosks and standpipes. The share of those with access to house connections has actually declined, while the share of those served by kiosks has increased.
|Project: To contribute to better governance and management in the Zambian water and sanitation sector and to the sustainable development and maintenance of water infrastructure. The action specifically aims to develop capacity for replicating Best Practices on serving Low-Income Communities and reducing Non-Revenue Water through a pilot at 3 operators from the Copperbelt Provence, and subsequent sector-wide up-scaling and embedding.
|Duration: 2011 - 2014
|Contract value: € 1,319,200
The action develops capacity for replicating Best Practices in the Zambian Water and Sanitation sector through a pilot at 3 operators from the Copperbelt Provence and subsequent up-scaling and embedding across the water and sanitation sector in Zambia.