Title: THE SANITATION ECONOMY OPPORTUNITY FOR SOUTH AFRICA
By 2063, Africa will constitute 30% of the global population with 3-billion inhabitants, more than doubling the current population of 1.25 billion. More than that, it will be that region of the world with the most youthful population. What we do now will determine whether this computes into a demographic dividend or a demographic burden. One of the critical domains that has this possibility is sanitation. The current African backlog, which is primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, is estimated at 570-million people without access to improved sanitation, and if we are to achieve the UN sustainable development goal (SDG) for sanitation, this situation has to reversed by 2030.
The Sanitation Economy presents vast potential for economic growth by bringing business solutions for the toilet-water-energy-food nexus. New business models for toilet provision, products and services; re-usable water and nutrients; data and information provide new beneﬁts across the economy and society. South Africa, with its robust private sector and public outcry for solutions for water security is uniquely positioned to demonstrate a new model. There is a national public commitment to action on water and sanitation.
Catégorie : Politiques et régulation du secteur de l’assainissement