regional cooperation in the regulation and use of the Aral Sea
While data indicate 90 100 percent of the urban
population have access to drinking water, the availability of
safe drinking water when required remains an issue.
areas of ENI, drinking water is available for only a few hours a
day and frequently in insufficient volumes. Pockets of unsafe
drinking water exist around industrial, agricultural and urban
Systems are not in place to address the economic
utilization of safe drinking water, which was formerly a free or
nearly free commodity.
Agency Strategic Goal:
The World's Environment Protected for Long Term
(a) Percent of urban population with access to safe
(b) Percent of urban population with access to sanitation
World Development Indicators (Table 3.6); USAID
Performance Goal 4:
access to adequate environmental services
The top figure in the cell
represents the percent of urban
population with access to safe drinking
water; the bottom figure represents the
percent of urban population with access
to sanitation services.
Since the most recently available
information is from 1993, projecting this
to 1999 is difficult at best.
one percent per year increase over six
years of the growth rate is given for
For example, if access to safe
water is 90% in 1993, the 1999 figure
would be 95.4%.
*If current data reporting remains the same, actual 1999
figures would not be available until 2005.
Latin America and the Caribbean:
The most important USAID
sustainable urbanization programs in the region are in Peru and