Africa Interactive Water Map

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This map shows that a new water, sanitation and hygiene Sustainable Development Goal that puts Africa on track to everyone having access to these essential services by 2030 is realistic and achievable.

Many African countries are already on course to achieve this historic milestone at current rates of progress, and most others can get there with relatively modest improvements in levels of access. Ministers at Africa Water Week conference should grasp this opportunity to set in motion a happier, healthier and more prosperous future for everyone on the continent.

- Nelson Gomonda
WaterAid's Pan-African Programme Manager

The map, showing data from 1990 to 2030, is thought to be the first online interactive data representation project of its kind. It shows that, on average, 28 million people are gaining access to water each year across Africa, but that if this increased by an extra 17 million people, everyone everywhere across the continent would have access to clean water by 2030.