Urban water crisis growing, finds new study

A Journal of People report

In 15 major cities in the global south, almost half of all households lack access to safe, reliable and affordable water, affecting more than 50 million people, finds a new study.

Access to piped utility water – safe, reliable and affordable water – is lowest in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa, where only 22% of households receive piped water.

The research finds:

Of those households that did have access, the majority received intermittent service, which results in contaminated water.Read More »