Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is in central Africa, northeast of Angola. It has a tropical climate that is hot and humid in the equatorial basin and relatively cooler in the highlands. The equatorial geography allows for opposite wet/dry seasons in the northern vs southern half of the country. April through October is the wet season north of the Equator, but the dry season for the southern portion.
Drinking Water and Sanitation
As of 2012, the majority of urban populations had access to improved drinking water, but about 71 percent of the rural population does not. Almost 70% of the population, both urban and rural, do not have access to improved sanitation facilities.  Improved water sources include piped water and protected wells, but the water may not be of high quality. Improved sanitation facilities include flush or pour-flush toilets connected to a piped sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine; pit latrine with slab; or composting toilet. Again, improved sanitation facilities may vary widely in terms of impacts for improved health.
- ^ 1.0 1.1 The World Factbook 2013-14. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2013. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html from entry for Democratic Republic of Congo accessed August 2014 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html
- Full EnglishText available from the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD). Oregon State University. — This agreement is included in the TFDD Agreeements Database.http://ocid.nacse.org/tfdd/treaties.php?page=full&origin=river&tn=624
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