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- Africa: Science of Groundwater Sampling Needs a Dose of Honesty July 28, 2016[The Conversation Africa] Sampling - the collection and analysis of a representative mass like water, ore or soil - has evolved enormously since French chemist Pierre Gy penned his work on the subject in the early 1950s.
- South Africa: Is Zuma Right That Mpumalanga Has Eliminated 98 Percent of Bucket Toilets? July 28, 2016[Africa Check] President Jacob Zuma told Mpumalanga residents that their province has managed to eliminate 98% of bucket toilets between 2014 and 2015. Is that so?
- South Africa: 67+ Boreholes to Bring Relief to South Africans July 28, 2016[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Operation Hydrate and Awqaf South Africa, supported by the Department of Water and Sanitation and the Mandela Foundation have pledged to drill 67+ boreholes in drought stricken areas over the coming months.
- Uganda: Councillors to Boycott Meetings Over Toilets July 28, 2016[Monitor] Lyantonde -Lyantonde District councillors have threatened to boycott their next council sitting due to shortage of lavatory facilities at the district's new administration block.
- Zambia: A Sigh of Relief for Elementary Students Struggling Without Water During Dry Spell July 28, 2016[IFRC] For many months, it stood unusable a borehole within arms' reach of the Sikaunzwe Primary School in southern Zambia. Tantalizing, it enticed students and teachers, in an area currently affected by a prolonged dry spell. But it was broken, and could not provide one drop of the most precious resource - water.
- Africa: Over Two Billion People Lack Access to Toilets and Clean Water - Report July 27, 2016[Focus] A shocking report released by Water Aid has just been released indicating the major role of lack of access to clean water and decent toilets are playing major roles in the global crisis.
- Tanzania: Lessons to Learn From Conservation of Zigi River July 27, 2016[Daily News] When a decision was made to tap water from River Zigi to supply Tanga City residents through Mabayani Dam, the villagers living on the slopes of the East Usambara Mountains could not imagine that someone would pay attention to them.
- South Africa: No Water, No Tarred Roads, No Clinic, No Schools - the Forgotten Community of Egoqweni July 27, 2016[GroundUp] Residents haven't seen their ward councillor since 2014
- Nigeria: The Need to Revive Compulsory Sanitation Exercise July 27, 2016[Daily Trust] Sanitary conditions in most urban cities and rural areas have deteriorated due to unsustainable hygienic measures. It is for this reason that experts have tasked local government authorities, institutions, agencies and stakeholders to pay more attention to the issue of sanitation in their surroundings.
- Tanzania: Anti-Malnutrition Efforts Start Paying Dividend July 27, 2016[Daily News] Government efforts to control stunting among under-five children have started paying back, with the country improving her ranking in malnutrition.
- Africa: Science of Groundwater Sampling Needs a Dose of Honesty July 28, 2016
- Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty July 28, 2016In a fraught global economic environment, exacerbated by climate change and shrinking resources, ensuring food and nutrition security is a daunting challenge for many nations. India, Asia’s third largest economy and the world’s second most populous nation after China with 1.3 billion people, is no exception. The World Health Organization defines food securit […]Neeta Lal
- Urban Land – a Key Building Block to Full Rights July 28, 2016Now that the wind no longer blows her roof off and her house belongs to her, Cristina López feels safe in the shantytown where she lives on the outskirts of the Argentine capital. But she and her neighbours still need to win respect for many more rights they have been denied. She is not complaining […]Fabiana Frayssinet
- UN Pension Fund Claims its Assets are Safe, Future Secure July 28, 2016The UN Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF), whose current assets are estimated at over $54.2 billion, has no plans to “privatize” and is in “solid” financial health, according to Carolyn Boykin, Representative of the Secretary-General (RSG) and head of the Fund’s Investment Management Division. Responding to criticisms by several staff unions, she said the Fun […]Thalif Deen
- US Government Report Exposes Exaggerated TPPA Growth Claims July 28, 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
- Countering Terrorism in Bangladesh July 28, 2016Politicians and law-enforcers in Bangladesh, from time to time, hype up both panic and complacency by publicizing the following: “terrorists everywhere” or “no terrorists anywhere”, in the country. The ambivalence is counterproductive to counterterrorism (CT) operation. The first and foremost requirement for effective CT is understanding of terrorism per se, […]Taj Hashmi
- Honour & Deviance July 28, 2016You either stay in your sanitised comfort zone, or you step out and get inured to contempt for women. Some events, though, still leave an imprint. Like the time the local administration in Multan decided to regulate women acting in popular, frequently seedy, theatre plays. The district government’s monitoring committee issued guidelines on dance moves […] […]Nazish Brohi
- No Medals for Sanitation at Rio Olympics July 27, 2016The biggest frustration at the Olympic Games, to be inaugurated in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on August 5, is the failure to meet environmental sanitation targets and promises in the city’s beaches, rivers, lakes and lagoons. The opportunity to give a decisive push to the clean up of Rio’s emblematic Guanabara bay […]Mario Osava
- Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty July 28, 2016
General Water Sector News from Africa – Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence
- 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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