Listen in pop-out player

Water is one of the world’s most precious resources yet billions of people don’t have enough even in places where it is cheap or free. How to provide clean and safe water to people in the developing world is a vexing problem and one that is attracting attention from business.

In this programme Peter Day visits growing urban areas in Kenya and Zambia and talks to some of the people who have taken on the challenge of providing water. He also meets those who are struggling to get enough water for their daily needs.

Photo: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Contributors:
Mutuna Chanda - Journalist in Lusaka
Residents of Misisi, Lusaka
Gary White - CEO and co-founder, Water.org
Bryan Harvey - Vice-president of civil engineering firm CH2M Hill
Albert Siachube - Shopkeeper, Kanchele, Zambia
Greg Allgood - Director and founder of the Procter & Gamble Children's Safe Drinking Water Program
Kepha Ngito - Director, Map Kibera Trust
John Kunda - Director of communications and outreach, US Millennium Challenge Account Zambia
Olivier Bret - CEO of UK, Ireland and Northern Europe Operations, Veolia Water

Available now

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 4 Dec 2013 15:32 GMT

Download this programme

Download this episode

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss