Some believe that fresh water will be a critical limiting resource for many regions in the near future. About one-third of the world's population lives in countries that are experiencing water stress. In Asia, where water has always been regarded as an abundant resource, per capita availability declined by 40-60% between 1955 and 1990. Projections suggest that most Asian countries will have severe water problems by the year 2025. Most of Africa historically has been water-poor.
wells in Guinea Bissau
Washing clothes in Sao Tome and Principe
Scenes of the daily life of the inhabitants of Praia.
"Access to water is a critical issue in Cape Verde, and meeting the MDG target of increasing access to potable water remains a priority
Poor in natural resources and with only 10% of arable land, Cape Verde remains vulnerable. Within the 4,000 square kilometers that make up its 10 islands, Cape Verde hosts a scattered population of around 500,000, on all islands but one. Island countries suffer particular vulnerability, especially with regard to the environment and opportunities to develop".
Source: United Nations - Cape Verde