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2014/05/28 The cholera epidemic is linked to household use of untreated water from the Nile, says a WHO official. Snippet: The cholera epidemic is linked to household use of untreated water fro....
2014/05 One borehole is available for 19,000 people in part of Terekeka County, meaning that many people take drinking-water from roadside pits. The county commissioner says government funds are lacking and appeals to aid agencies to solve the problem. Snippet: One borehole is available for 19,000 people in par....
2014/03 A private company - Yei Water, Sanitation and Public Utility Company - is expecting to expand the underground piped water system in Yei town. (But the process suffers from delays in government demarcation of roads.) Snippet 1704
2014/03/23 A defence cooperation deal is reportedly signed with Egypt, when Defence Minister Kuol Manyang leads a delegation to Cairo: a deal which seems to open a prospect of Egyptian military aid. But Foreign Affairs Minister Marial later seems to dismiss a military aspect of the trip, saying it was mainly about receiving Egypt's assurance of diplomatic support for the elected government, and offering South Sudan's help for Egypt to resolve its dispute with Ethiopia over Nile waters. Snippet 1682
2014/03/18 A water-piping system serving 30,000 people is handed over to Yirol County authorities. It was a project of UN-Habitat. A community resource centre by UNDP is also handed over. Snippet
2014/03/09 The foreign ministers of Egypt and South Sudan discuss trade, investment, and Nile water issues. Snippet
2014/02 Prices of food and water have soared in Juba since the 15 December rebellion, resulting in acute hardship for many, and secondary violence as people rob and loot for food. Snippet
2013/10/17 A water plant project is launched, funded by JICA (Japan government) to about USD 50 million, expected to supply clean water to about 60% of Juba's inhabitants. Snippet
2013/07/05 Germany and South Sudan sign an agreement under which the former will provide USD 40 million in aid over two years, focusing on ‘Decentralisation and Accountability’, ‘Urban Water and Sanitation’ as well as ‘Food Security and the Development of Agricultural Markets’. Snippet
Reference Mini-review
Deng Mading Gatwech, 2014/05/05. Bibliography item: Deng Mading Gatwech (2014/05/05) "Geopolitics on Nile Water: Its Implications on S. Sudan Conflict". (Article). South Sudan News Agency. [Article] South Sudan News Agency. Accessed online.

Against a background of quickly-rising tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latter's construction of its Grand Renaissance Dam, and recent indications of military aid from Egypt to GRSS, the author argues that Egypt may be seeking to use South Sudan for threatening or attacking the dam; a possibility which has serious implications for domestic and regional politics and security.

Rupa Ranganathan and Cecilia M. Briceño-Garmendia, 2011/09. South Sudan’s Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective [Report] The World Bank. Accessed online.

Argues that South Sudan's infrastructure needs are so vast that it needs to 'adopt firm priorities for its infrastructure spending. It also must attract international and private-sector investment and look to lower-cost technologies to begin to close its funding gap.'

Indicator values are shown in the table below alongside the year for which they were assessed. For further information, click on the source and 'details' text. Put the cursor over the indicator values to see selected comparisons.

Year Indicator Value Details
2010
Distance from drinking water: % of households more than 30 minutes away (one way trip)
50
Stat 899
2008
Improved water source (% of population with sustainable access to)
50
Stat 868
2010
Improved drinking water sources (% of households using)
69
Stat 867
2006
Improved drinking water sources (% of households using)
48
Stat 866
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