Bright water, bright future: climate resilient services in Madagascar

Themes: Climate change Gender Water
Countries: Madagascar Madagascar-local

For residents of Antananarivo like Rasoa, access to reliable water sources is essential in the face of increasing water scarcity.

Across the globe climate change is affecting the most vulnerable people in cities the most. For Madagascar’s peri-urban communities alternating severe droughts and flooding are making it harder for people to access safe, clean water sources.

Through the Water and Development Alliance, the United States Agency for Development (USAID), Coca-Cola Foundation and WSUP are helping to create more climate-resilient water systems that support residents like Rasoa.

For Rasoa, access to water is life changing.

“The first time we saw the bright water gushing we felt and hoped that our future will be so bright.”

The service is managed by JIRAMA, the national water utility in Madagascar. Through JIRAMA’s work to establish a water kiosk near her home Rasoa has a reliable source of clean water that doesn’t run out during the dry season. This work across Antananarivo is improving the resilience of the city, protecting those that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

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