World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
4. Key vulnerabilities and security risks
IDRC / CRDI
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.