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- South Africa: Drought Continues Despite Rains - Umgeni Water October 20, 2016[News24Wire] The drought that has plagued many parts of the country will not abate any time soon, Umgeni Water said on Thursday.
- South Africa: State Unresponsive to Imbali Residents Lack of Water October 20, 2016[GroundUp] Councillor "has water in her house but we have no water for months now" says resident
- Tanzania: Urban Water Supply Needs Improvement October 20, 2016[Daily News] It was delightful to learn early this week that the municipality of Sumbawanga in Rukwa Region will soon have improved clean water supplies and a state of the art sanitation system. This will follow completion of a 31bn/- project that will be complete next month. Indeed, this is wonderful news.
- Malawi: UK Supports Mk2 Billion Water and Sanitation Programme in Malawi Rural Health Centres to Improve Maternal Health October 20, 2016[Nyasa Times] The Deliver Life Project to improve maternal and newborn health through better access to water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has been launched in Kasungu with funding from the UK Government and WaterAid UK.
- South Africa: North West Local Government On Dinokana Protest October 20, 2016[SA Govt] Protest erupts in Dinokana over three months water shortage
- Tanzania: Sumbawanga to Have Taste of Clean Water Supply, Drainage Soon October 20, 2016[Daily News] Sumbawanga -Sumbawanga Municipality in Rukwa Region is set to realise improved water and sanitation services following the construction of an ambitious water project worth 31bn/- scheduled for completion in mid-November.
- Rwanda: WASAC Gives Back to Gihara Women During International Day of Rural Women October 20, 2016[New Times] Women give life, are the backbone of families, beacons of strength and great contributors to National development. As they carry out their time-honoured activities, mothers face a number of challenges, one of which is access to clean water for; drinking, washing, cooking, cleaning, among others. They walk long distances, carry heavy Jerry can sto […]
- Nigeria: ProswiftCare Sensitises Nigerians On Hand Washing October 20, 2016[This Day] As part of efforts to reduces infectious diseases in Nigeria, ProswiftCare, a provider of personal and industrial hygiene care solutions, has called on Nigerians to imbibe the habit of regular hand washing to prevent contamination.
- Nigeria: WaterAid Renews Call for Improved Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene October 20, 2016[This Day] WaterAid has launched a new campaign for health professionals, calling on them to take action to call for improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities around the world.
- Nigeria: Water Resources Minister Calls for Regular Hand-Washing to Reduce Infant Mortality October 20, 2016[Guardian] Abuja/Lagos -As the World commemorate Global Hand Washing Day, the Minister of Water Resource, Suleiman Adamu, has urged Nigerians to intensify hand washing practice in an effort to reduce deaths from water born diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid fever and pneumonia, which are prevalent in Nigerian communities.
- South Africa: Drought Continues Despite Rains - Umgeni Water October 20, 2016
- Privatization the Problem, Rarely the Solution October 20, 2016Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, and received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007.Jomo Kwame Sundaram
- The New Urban Agenda: What Our Cities Can Be October 20, 2016The future is urban and nowhere is that more true than in Bangladesh. If current rates of urbanisation continue, the country’s urban population will double by 2035. Around the Bay of Bengal, a mega city would join Dhaka to Chittagong, creating one of the world’s largest conglomerations. Whether that process produces a congested toxic unlivable […]Nick Beresford and Ashekur Rahman
- Freedom for National Good October 20, 2016Several international rights organisations have jointly issued a global civic charter for the defence of four basic freedoms — the rights to freedom of expression, information, assembly and association — and Pakistan is among the countries for which the campaign is especially relevant. The civic charter has been strongly backed by Maina Kiai, the UN […] […]I.A. Rehman
- Changing Climate Threatens World’s Smallholder Farmers October 19, 2016Farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can also help to fight it, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). “All farmers have to both adapt to climate change and will have to make a contributions to mitigate the emissions coming from agriculture,” Rob Vos, […]Lyndal Rowlands
- Water Bodies Central to Urban Flood Planning October 19, 2016“The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour,” says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded. “Kind neighbours let us stay in the upper floors of their houses as the water levels rose. The rainwater was also our only source of drinking water,” he added. Kalavathy, another resident, […]Jency Samuel
- U.N. Urban Summit Gives Rise to a Mixture of Optimism and Criticism October 18, 2016Experts and activists greeted with a mixture of hope and skepticism the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which opened Monday Oct. 17 in the capital of Ecuador, and which seeks to produce a new urban agenda for cities and their inhabitants. These voices are confident that the summit, […]Emilio Godoy
- Reimagining South Asia in 2030 October 18, 2016The future of South Asia, as a community does not look too promising in the wake of the postponement of the SAARC summit. As a person who has been engaged over 40 years in civil society initiatives to recreate a South Asian community, I have witnessed a number of such fluctuations in the fortunes of […]Rehman Sobhan
- Privatization the Problem, Rarely the Solution October 20, 2016
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- SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought May 18, 2016The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño event which is affecting livelihoods and the lives especially for women, children and the elderly in the region. Please find the link for SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought for your information and distribution to your networks. http:/ […]
- Call for Flagship Project Proposals – NEPAD SANBio March 30, 2016Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (NEPAD-SANBio) has launched an open call for funding of flagship projects in the SADC region. Funding Up to ZAR 4.5 million will be disbursed per Flagship project. Applications for the Flagship Project Grants should be in line with the following priority areas: Human health: Diagnostics, e.g. point-of-care or surveilla […]
- Position Announcement: GWPSA REGIONAL EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (RES). Closing date & time: 25 th April 2016 (12.00/noon South African time) March 27, 2016Designation: GWPSA REGIONAL EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (RES) Duty post: PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA Purpose: To develop, fund raise for, promote, manage and oversee implementation of GWPSA strategies and programmes (regional and continental), as well as develop and nurture political and programmatic relationships with key institutions and GWP Partners, for meaningful an […]
- South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Announces Water Restrictions March 14, 2016By Amanda Khoza, News24 The uMgungundlovu District Municipality has implemented a 15% water restriction, it said on Thursday. Municipal spokesperson Mbali Ndlovu said Umgeni Water which supplies potable water to eThekwini Metro, uMgungundlovu District, Ugu District, ILembe District and Msunduzi Local Municipality, has been tasked with ensuring that the restr […]
- Gambia: UNDP Donates Equipment Worth U.S.$3 Million to Water Resources March 14, 2016By Samba Jawo The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday handed over equipment and other logistics worth US$ 3million to the Department of Water Resource through the Ministry of Environment. The equipment, which includes two boats, vehicles and IT equipment, is meant for the Early Warning Phase II Project. The deputy UNDP Resident Representati […]
- Tanzania: Water Supply to Villagers Now Encouraging March 14, 2016By Meddy Mulisa Kagera — Almost 58 per cent of the 2,458,023 Kagera residents in rural areas access clean and safe water, the Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr John Mongela has disclosed. According to Mr Mongela, in Muleba District 329,589 people access clean and safe water, equivalent to 61 per cent of the population. In […]
- Ethiopia: Project to Benefit Over 32,000 People March 14, 2016By Fanuel Lakew The non-governmental humanitarian organization Glimmer of Hope announced the transfer of various development projects with over 21 million Birr in Leaelay and Tahtay Maichew Districts, Central Zone of Tigray State. According to Organization press release sent to The Ethiopian Herald yesterday, the Integrated Community Development Programme wo […]
- Gambia: Water Shortage Remains a Challenge in Bundung March 14, 2016By Adam Jobe The perennial low volume of water supply in Bundung is increasingly becoming a problem to the residents, The Point newspaper can report. Access to pipe borne water in the community has become a great challenge for the people as the taps hardly have water when it is needed most. Residents of compounds […]
- Uganda: Promote Sanitation, Behavioural Change in Campaign Messages January 11, 2016OPINION By Bashir Hangi As political campaigns gather momentum at different levels in the country, we have heard candidates make promises on what they intend to do for the electorate. This is a good measure that gives citizens an opportunity to vote candidates who will deliver services they need most. Following the campaign promises by […]
- Polokwane experiencing severe water shortage – municipality January 11, 2016Johannesburg – Most of the reservoirs in Polokwane, Limpopo are empty and the water levels at the remaining few are running critically low, the municipality said on Saturday. “The shortage is caused by rapid increase in consumption during the heat wave,” spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene said. Since the early hours of Saturday morning the Lepelle Northern Water’s […]
- SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought May 18, 2016
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