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Zambia, Malawi to benefit from new multimedia water project


The Zambia and Malawi have launched a K15 million project for the construction of the water and sanitation schemes for border posts of Chanida, Mwami and Mchinji. The project is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) on three border areas of which two are on the Zambian side while one was on ...

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Worry in Ethiopia, Kenya as Lake Turkana water level falls

Lake Turkana

Water and Sanitation Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, according to the Human Rights Watch. Based on publicly available data from the United States Department of Agriculture, Lake Turkana’s water levels have dropped by ...

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As UNESCO-IHE brings water journalists, researchers together


For over 20 years, Ishraga Abbas has practiced professional journalism in Sudan – one of the most water-stressed countries on the earth, where she has had an ambiguous relationship with water researchers. She actually does not remember teaming up with any water researcher to work on a water story based on the researcher’s findings. In the answer to the obvious ...

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Africa goes online with water sector, sanitation reporting

Dr. Canisius Kanangire

Ahead of the upcoming 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union holding 30th and 31st January 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) has activated the online portal of the continent’s water sector and sanitation reporting system. The new Pan African Monitoring and Reporting System serves as a platform to report progress on the implementation ...

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How Sudan strives to improve access to water, sanitation, hygiene

water sanitation

Sudan’s sanitation sector (safe drinking water and adequate sewage disposal) is faced with serious challenges that deem it difficult to attain this sector’s strategic objectives. One of these objectives was raising the number of persons with access to clean and safe drinking water to 82% and access to hygiene services to 67% by the end of 2016, as stipulated in ...

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Activists lend credence to UN expert’s view on Lagos water policy


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the recent statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation, Leo Heller, who described the 2017 budget proposal for the water sector in Lagos State as unacceptable.Activists lend credence to UN expert’s view on Lagos water policy. Heller’s comments came just weeks ...

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UN expert questions Lagos government’s policy on water

Leo Heller

A United Nations expert has urged the authorities in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, to ensure the 2017 budget improves funding for water and sanitation access for the estimated 21 million residents. The comments from the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, Léo Heller, come after the State Governor presented the proposed budget to the Lagos House ...

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Delivering health for all with taps and toilets in Nigeria’s clinics

On Universal Health Coverage Day, we need to talk about why water, sanitation and hygiene must be included in the health conversation, writes Michael Ojo, Country Director, WaterAid Nigeria In so many ways, Nigeria is a study in contrasts. An ambitious middle-income country and Africa’s largest economy, it also struggles to provide some of the most basic of services to ...

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WaterAid seeks accelerated plans for water, sanitation access in health facilities

Zuba Primary Health Centre

As part of activities to mark the 2016 Universal Health Coverage Day that is observed on Monday, 12 December, WaterAid is calling on healthcare professionals to join its global petition to ask national governments to accelerate their plans for safe, reliable access to water, sanitation and hygiene in all health facilities. The Universal Health Coverage Day is intended to highlight ...

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Legislators asked to remove probing water provision in Lagos budget

water scarcity

Civil society and labour activists have demanded that the Lagos State House of Assembly (LSHA) should reject a recommendation in the 2017 budget proposal which suggests Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) as the arrangement to improve the water sector in the state. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, while presenting the 2017 budget proposal of N812.998 billion to the LSHA recently, noted that “in the area of environment, we will improve ...

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