By 2030 Mali needs an additional 50 million cubic metres of potable water capacity annually

Mali’s population will grow by 33 per cent over the next decade. A third of the rural population doesn’t have access to clean water, and 75 per cent don’t have access to sanitation.

Mali is an arid country with the Sahara desert to the north.  It is estimated its population will grow by 33 per cent to 27 million by 2030.  A war-torn country with frequent civil unrest, basic water infrastructure is lacking in large parts of the country.

As a result, the rural areas are worst affected where a third of the population don’t have access to clean water and 75 per cent don’t have sanitation.  Currently, it is relying on humanitarian contributions will not be enough to make up the deficit, not least provide for the growing population.

On this basis, ABiQ estimates an additional 50 million cubic metres of potable water production capacity will be required by 2030.  This will only be sufficient to provide for the added population and not make up for the current deficit.

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