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The level of water and waste water service, including waste water treatment, is not among the highest in Europe. There have been several cases of lack of water supply and of failing water treatment in the country.
Although it is a country rich on surface water resources, 34 million people lacks access to safe water and about 100 million people lacks access to improved sanitation.
In 2011, Russia launched its Clean Water program, which provides opportunities for both domestic and foreign investment into Russian water services.
The UN classifies Kenya as a water-poor country. Water is a very limited resource in Kenya it is one of the most water scarce countries in the world, with a steadily declining per capita fresh water availability.
The country has one of the lowest water resource reserves in Europe with a per capita water availability around 1630m3/yr. Furthermore, water resources are unevenly distributed geographically with more than 50% of the country experiencing shortages…
Israel’s average annual renewable water resources per capita are 20% of the global average, but water consumption per person is 11.6% higher than the global average.
36% of the population lives in rural areas where the coverage of water supply and waste water treatment is amongst the lowest in Europe.
South Africa’s water sector is quite distinct from its sub-Saharan neighbours, with its free basic water policy in its constitution.
Waste water purification has become a major priority in Belgium’s watersector. The country lags far behind other EU members in implementing European water directives.
Spain has a population of 46 million and a surface area of 506000km². 78% of the population lives in urban areas, where the coverage of water and waste water services is 100%.