Water in Djibouti

  • Djibouti renewable water security

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2015/12/26 Plans are taking shape to improve the provision of basic utilities in Djibouti, with renewables set to play a leading role. A major investment drive, which includes construction of a 45,000-cu-metre desalination and renewable energy plant in the capital city of Djibouti, forms part of the government’s bid to foster better self-sufficiency in terms of basic resources like power and water. Desalination solution The new desalination plant, referred to as the Project for Producing Safe Drinking Water with Renewable Energy (Production d’Eau Potable par Dessalement et Energie Renouvelable, PEPER), will cost around €46m, according to the National Office for Water and Sanitation of Djibouti (Office National de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement de Djibouti, ONEAD).
  • $11 million for potable water in Djibouti

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2014/05/06 Djibouti has received a US $11 million grant from the European Union (EU) to finance projects aimed at improving access to potable water. The East African country’s water crisis has been the result of extended droughts which have often led to water scarcity. The problem has been aggravated by rapid demographic increase, climate variability refugee inflow. There are presently plans to dig six boreholes equipped with solar panels in six different sites in the country.
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.