Zero Thirst File

"We aim to provide water in all rural Sudan, together for a Sudan free of thirst."


The Ministry prepared a five-year plan (2016 - 2020) To supply drinking water to all states of Sudan, based on the information base of the water atlas (the water atlas is a geographical information survey of the whole country that monitors drinking water sources (river stations, dams, drilling, and wells), through which the areas of water poverty, the available sources and the characteristics of drinking water were identified. With the mandates and determining their adequacy for human and animal consumption and planning them according to sound standards for optimal and sustainable use.

Project Date

2016 – 2020

Goals and tasks

Increase the per capita share of water in the countryside

Increase the per capita share of water in the countryside from 00.1 liters / day to 50 liters / day, provided that the distance of the water source from the beneficiaries does not exceed () 6 km in the first phase.

building abilities

Some measures were followed that would enhance the capacities of stakeholders and local communities: - Development of administrative capabilities aimed at sustainability, training in the field of operation and maintenance of establishments and enhancing community awareness to maintain projects.

research and development

The Ministry, through its specialized agencies, carries out research programs to develop various water harvesting processes (preliminary studies, design, operation, maintenance and sustainability) through the Dam Implementation Service, the Regional Center for Research and Capacity Building in the Field of Water Harvesting and the Hydraulic Research Center.

Increase the urban water per capita

Increase the per capita share of water in urban areas from 00 liters / day to 01 liters / day by the end of the plan in 2020

Establishing a dedicated sustainability department:

Monitoring and evaluation is one of the main pillars that will preserve the projects and ensure their sustainability. Therefore, the unit has established a specialized department for the sustainability of water harvesting projects.