In Africa, population growth is amplifying the challenges related to drinking water supply. On the occasion of World Water Day, Afrik 21 decrypt the challenges of water management for a continent has today 1.3 billion inhabitants, 17% of the world’s population, making it the second most populated continent in the world after Asia.

According to United Nations (UN) forecasts, Africa’s population is expected to almost double by 2050. It is likely to total nearly 4.5 billion people by 2100, or 40% of humanity.

Today, one in four Africans do not have access to a safe source of drinking water, and if nothing is done, the situation is likely to get even worse in the years to come.