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Water Issues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Challenges and Opportunities

Water Issues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Challenges and Opportunities
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2011
  • This report highlights the need for a better understanding of the critical role of ecosystem services in securing national and MDG targets of providing people with safe and sustainable sources of water. The study focuses on the key challenges in the water sector, which in the case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are strongly centred on drinking water supply. This technical report comprises an integral part of the broader United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) post-conflict environmental assessment (PCEA) of the DRC. The UNEP PCEA aims to evaluate the key environmental problems and threats facing the DRC and propose strategic options and practical recommendations to address them in the short term.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Congo/Zaire River Basin, Lake Tanganyika Basin
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Ecosystem services, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Legal aspects, Pollution, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality, Water supply, Watersheds
  • Main target audience: Financial community, National administrations, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Policy makers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Recommendations, Technical report
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Published in 2015