Access to water

Freshwater is an essential element for health, energy and the ecosystems. However, various factors ranging from climate change to population growth lead to the depletion of water resources, which makes water management a very challenging task.

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Access to energy

Electricity remains a scarce resource in many regions worldwide. Intrinsically linked to water, the lack of access to modern, clean, reliable and affordable energy impedes human development and the realization of the Millenium Development Goals.
 
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Access to sanitation

The status of sanitation in a given community is a very relevant indicator of this community's level of human development. Although we have been witnessing increasing international efforts and commitments to address the sanitation challenge, some serious flaws - including in terms of funding - keep hindering progress.

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News

International IWA conference on sustainable solutions for small water and wastewater treatment systems

Small2017 co-organized by IMT Atlantique, GEPEA , IWA and ASTEE will be held in Nantes (city congress center). S2small2017 will address the latest advances in the field of water and wastewater management for small systems and decentralized approaches.

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Interviews

Affordable cost : The main issue of drinking water

Tribute of Julien Ancele, 1001fontaines Managing Director

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Contributions

Digital Transition and acess to basic services in developing countries

Debate with Nicolas Decordes, Vice President of anticipation marketing for Orange Group, debates with Gwenael Prié, Telecom and Digital Project Manager with the Transportation, Telecoms and Sustainable Energy at the French development agency (AfD) and David Menascé, Consultant, specialized on strategies of access to the "Bottom of the Pyramid" market.

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Nearly 800 millions

still do not have access to an improved drinking water source and almost 1/3 of the global population drinks water that is unsafe to their health

 

1,4 billion people

do not have access to electricity,  and more than 95 % of these people live in Subsaharan Africa and in Asian developing countries.

2,5 billion people

still have no access to toilets or any other form of improved sanitation

More than 50%

of the world population live in urban areas. By 2030, cities of the developing world will host 4 city dwellers out of 5.

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