Author(s): Musonda Joseph Mwansa; Jörg Imberger
Keywords: IAHR; Hydrolink; Africa; Musonda Joseph Mwansa; Jörg Imberger; clean drinking water; Sub-Saharan Africa; Research on water sanitation and hygiene; WASH; COVID-19; Kawambwa; Sinazongwe; Mpulungu; Zambia
Water is a core component of life for every living thing on this earth. Whether it’s humans, animals, or plants, water plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of the ecosystem and its components. For humans, the need for water encompasses domestic and industrial uses to ensure the continuity of diverse life processes. The lack of access to clean drinking water shifts community focus away from employment and education opportunities and stigmatises affected families, rendering them hopeless and destitute. This is a delicate issue that demands urgent attention.