Nouakchott is a city like no others. Built in 1957 as political capital of Mauritania it became a growth nuclei for all Mauritanian living in the desert. Especially during the droughts of the seventies and eighties herds of people fled to the new capital. As basic infrastructure development of the city could not keep pace with this enormous flow of people, water and sanitation problems became key problems. Even up to today inhabitants of Nouakchott face water and sanitation issues every day. Even after the ambitious water pipe line project, bringing water from the Senegal river, with a 200 km pipeline, to Nouakchott water problems remain.
In 2009, eauservice, the water utility of the city of Lausanne, partnered with the “Communautâ