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A public water source in one part of Africa. The continent needs to invest at least US$35 billion every year to stem water scarcity challenges. www.theexchange.africa

Data from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that Africa will have an acute water shortage in 25 of the 55 countries on the African continent by 2025. The data warns that these countries will record water levels below 1,700 cubic meters per capita per year.

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is home to 50 per cent of the world’s entire population that does not have access to clean water. The water crisis is prevalent. For a better perspective, out of the two billion people living in water insecure, about 1 billion of these are in the SSA countries plagued by water problems. Again, the numbers translate to every 1 in 8 people lacking water on the planet on a daily basis