Better water management can help push back agains the effects of climate change. Djibouti is incredibly water scarce, averaging only 150 mm of rainfall per year. It has no perennial surface freshwater flow and less than 5% of total rainfall reaches the water table. 20% of the population have no access to potable water. Community-based development project PRODERMO is helping support communities with water mobilization and soil conservation. The project has constructed and overhauled 116 water access points, bringing access to drinking water to 10,000 households in rural areas. Djibouti is extremely water scarce with conditions set to be exacerbated by population growth and climate change. Djibouti experiences a typical desert climate and averages only 150 mm of rainfall per year and has no perennial surface freshwater flow. Due to the climate, less than five percent of total rainfall reaches the water table. Some 192,000 people, about 20 percent of the population, have no access to potable water and in rural areas where pastoralism provides a critical means of survival, communities and its herds do not have access to water within a reasonable distance. The welfare of pastoralist communities is directly related to the environment, as livestock production is […]

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