Beneath every MDG is a requirement for water. It is, as has been said,
"The single greatest barrier to third world development"..
This wonderful article from Grain is well worth reading.
"The reality is that a third of Africans already live in water-scarce environments and climate change is likely to increase these numbers significantly. Massive land deals could rob millions of people of their access to water and risk the depletion of the continent's most precious fresh water sources. "