Posted by: wfpdc | July 6, 2011

Malawi: Water rich country, water poor people

Professor Mike Muller of the Global Water Partnership told experts that access to water and management of water resources “is the biggest obstacle among South African Development Community (SADC) countries.” At the SADC Water Dialogue (held from Jun. 28 to 29 in Manzini, Swaziland) Professor Muller corrected the common view that South African countries which contain large deserts have the largest difficulties accessing water. As he points out, Malawi and South Africa, geographically comparatively water rich, have the largest number of people with access to clean water. Professor Muller offers his ideas for how to address this problem in “Getting Water to the People,” an article by Mantoe Phakathi, published by IPS.

For more information on Water for People’s work in Malawi, click here.

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