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Water Affordability And Reducing Poverty In Post- Conflict Angola

World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
4. Key vulnerabilities and security risks
Author(s): Allan Cain
Allan Cain


Post-War Angola
  • In 27 years of civil war, millions of Angolans fled the countryside for the relative safety of the big cities and their crowded shantytowns.
  • The war resulted in the destruction of infrastructure
  • The water supply system could not keep pace with the 7% annual population growth.
Research Programme on Post-Conflict Transformations in Angola’s Informal Economy supported by IDRC
Informal Water Market
  • The formal para-statal water company can only deliver piped water to less that 50% of Luanda’s population.
  • An informal water market has emerged to fill the gap.


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