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- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Reports On Upgrading of Waste Water Treament Works, 1 Sept August 31, 2016[SA Govt] Progress Report meeting on repair and upgrading of Waste Water Treament Works
- South Africa: Water, Sanitation Forum Ready to Work in Kannaland August 31, 2016[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Water and Sanitation Forum set up in Kannaland is aimed at promoting a two-way flow of information about the provision of reliable water and sanitation services to communities.
- Botswana: Maun Water Project to Address Challenges August 31, 2016[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Maun phase II water supply and sanitation project, which is expected to address the acute water challenge affecting the village, will cost over P60 million.
- Angola: Water Supply and Infrastructures Top Parliament Debates August 31, 2016[ANGOP] Luanda -The impact of water supply improvement on the mortality rate drop and the resumption of the construction works of structuring projects dominated on Monday the parliament debates on the Draft Law on 2016 State Budget Revision (OGE).
- South Africa: Nelson Mandela Bay Has Exceeded Water Supply Quota Despite Warnings August 31, 2016[News24Wire] The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has exceeded its water supply quota from the Kouga Dam because it did not adhere to government gazetted water restrictions, says the Gamtoos Irrigation Board.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Inducts Kannaland Water and Sanitation Forum August 31, 2016[SA Govt] Today, 30 August, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) inducted the Kannaland Water and Sanitation Forum about the roles and responsibilities of forum. The Kannaland Water and Sanitation Forum was established following a commitment made by the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, that Water and Sanitation forums must be e […]
- South Africa: SA Opens Water Exhibition Stand in Stockholm August 31, 2016[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has officially opened the South African water sector exhibition stand at the 2016 Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Nigeria: Anambra Abattoir, Where Butchers Use Stream Water August 31, 2016[Daily Trust] Awka -One major feature that qualifies an abattoir as meeting up with standard of decency and hygiene is the availability of potable water.
- Nigeria: Borehole Drillers Seek Proper Funding of Water Road Map August 31, 2016[Daily Trust] The Borehole Drillers Association of Nigeria (BODAN) has commended the Federal Ministry of Water Resources on the road-map for the water sector, calling for deliberate funding for its full implementation.
- Kenya: Residents Suffer Liver, Stomach Diseases After Oil Spill in Thange River August 30, 2016[Nation] A report on the impact of oil that spilled into the Thange River basin in Kibwezi East constituency last year has linked cases of liver and stomach diseases among residents to petroleum poisoning.
- South Africa: Water and Sanitation Reports On Upgrading of Waste Water Treament Works, 1 Sept August 31, 2016
- Bangladesh: Saving our girls August 31, 2016Stabbed by her stalker at the entrance to her school, Suraiya Akter Risha, a student of Willes Little Flower School, Dhaka, succumbed to her injuries last Sunday. The murder adds to a long list of female victims of stalking and other forms of sexual harassment that have been going on unabated in the country for […]Ahmede Hussain
- Minorities’ seats August 31, 2016PAKISTAN’S bicameral legislature is dominated by feudals and capitalists, with the political parties that represent the working class too weak to reach the legislature. Religious minorities, although also disenfranchised, are unfortunately shy of joining the political struggles of the working class. A few among them attempt to stoke the same sectarianism tha […]Naeem Shakir
- Revisiting the Journey to the Sustainable Development Goals August 31, 2016Felix Dodds is a Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute, a Senior Affiliate at the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina and an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. He has edited or written 14 books his latest (published Nov. 9) 'Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: A transformational agenda for an insecure world […]Felix Dodds
- Indigenous People Demand Shared Benefits from Forest Conservation August 31, 2016“Why don’t the authorities put themselves in our shoes?” asked Cándido Mezúa, an indigenous man from Panama, with respect to native peoples’ participation in conservation policies and the sharing of benefits from the protection of forests. Mezúa, who belongs to the Emberá people and is a member of the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests, […] […]Emilio Godoy
- G77 Ministerial Meeting to Stress South-South Cooperation August 30, 2016When the 40th annual ministerial meeting of the Group of 77 takes place on September 23, one of the underlying themes will be the importance of South-South cooperation in the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A concept paper – on “Sufficiency Economy Philosophy for Sustainable Development Goals” – circulated in advance of the m […]an IPS Correspondent
- Waiting for a Medal at the Olympics August 30, 2016Bangladesh, once again, returned empty-handed from the Olympics this year, retaining its title of the “most populous country of never having won an Olympic medal”. At the beginning of the Rio Olympics, Bangladesh was one of 75 countries with no Olympic medals. Fiji too was one of them until the country squashed its record of […]Nahela Nowshin
- Of victims and victimhood August 30, 2016THE cruel murder of an 84-year-old Catholic priest in France by two Muslim youths, who slit the fragile man’s throat during a morning mass he was conducting in his serene church, left me numb for days. The terrifying effect of knives, daggers and trishuls somehow feels more horrific than suicide belts and car bombs that […]Jawed Naqvi
- Bangladesh: Saving our girls August 31, 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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