Africa water quality discussed at conference
8 September 2010
The quality of water in Africa is being discussed at a conference this week (September 5th to 11th).
A delegation led by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's water and sanitation department director Ali Kies is participating in the Stockholm World Water Week to better understand the sector.
It will look at the advances made, share best practices that could help to improve projects, build partnerships and raise awareness of initiatives.
The AfDB's schemes include the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative, the Water Partnership Program and the African Water Facility.
It works on issues such as water quality and management in the country and investments in the resource.
The bank began World Water Week by meeting with the Gates Foundation and will participate in various sessions throughout the event.
A review of the World Bank's water strategy has recently been called for, with water sector manager Julia Bucknall pointing out that management of the resource affects other global priorities including food security and public health.