Nigeria: The Twin Threats

As Nigeria grapples with the twin threats of cholera outbreaks and flooding incidents, the importance of water safety planning cannot be overemphasized. Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental human right, yet millions of Nigerians are vulnerable to waterborne and water-related diseases.

Its high-time we prioritized Water Safety Planning in water supply projects delivery in Nigeria. Water safety planning is not a luxury, but a necessity. It involves identifying and mitigating potential risks in the water supply chain, from source to tap.

Read the situation report by the Nigerian Blue Community NEWARI, the Network of Water Rights Initiative, and their statement on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent “Guidelines for drinking-water quality: small water supplies” here.

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