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Global investments towards meeting water, sanitation SDGs targets inadequate – WHO


Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation. “Today, almost two billion people use a ...

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World Water Day: Wastewater should be treated as valuable resource – Ghanaian minister


A fortnight ago, on Wednesday March 22 2017, Ghana joined the international community to celebrate the World Water Day (WWD). The focus was on raising general awareness of the potential of waste water or sewage as a resource, which if properly handled will immensely benefit nations. Fact is, as society uses more water, the demand on natural water resources is ...

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Nordic textile makers conserve water, curb pollution


H&M, IKEA, Filippa K and 20 other Nordic brands are said to have saved more than 6.7 billion litres of water, or the daily water supply of one for 134 million people, in less than seven years. Under the guidance of the Sweden Textile Water Initiative (STWI), a programme driving global change towards sustainable textile and leather production, the factories have ...

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World Water Day: Guinness commissions boreholes in Cross River


In furtherance of its continued commitment to interventions that transform lives and improve the health and well-being of communities in Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria Plc has constructed seven hand pump water boreholes in Bebi Community, Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State. The donated boreholes, which will provide more than 7,000 persons with year-round access to safe drinking water, ...

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World Water Day: Nigeria must prioritise water to achieve SDGs – CSDevNet


In commemoration of the 2017 World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, the Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) has called on governments at all levels in Nigeria to focus on water issues and match commitments with actions by allocating significant portions of their budget to projects that make safe water available all over the country. Considering that ...

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Groups seek to improve water education in schools, communities


The Lagos-based Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE), in conjunction with the Estonian Waterworks Association (EVEL), has embarked on an initiative aimed at promoting better understanding of water as a key social, economic and environmental resource. Tagged the “Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme”, the scheme also aims to facilitate a new water-use ethic in Nigeria. The ...

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World Bank, AfDB support water scheme in Nigeria


Water and sanitation program and Importance of clean water. The Rivers State Government, in conjunction with the Port Harcourt Water Corporation (PHWC), has embarked on the implementation a project aimed at providing potable water and sanitation services to residents of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Authorities (LGAs). The project is part of a sector-wide institutional reform embarked on by ...

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Zambia, DR Congo strike deal to manage Luapula River


Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in the process of establishing the Luapula River Authority (LRA) in order to manage shared water resources between the two countries. Zambia’s Minister of Energy, David Mabumba, said the riparian states are discussing the establishment of an authority to manage the Luapula River joint resource. “The Luapula River, which is shared ...

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UN expert frowns at water provision in Lagos environment bill

Leo Heller

The United Nations expert on the human rights to water and sanitation raises serious concerns about a recent Bill in Lagos that criminalises abstraction of water from natural sources. The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, Léo Heller, says: “When the State fails to provide adequate access to drinking water, no one should be criminalised or ...

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New water project launched in Zambia


Member of Parliament (MP) representing Nyimba in Zambia, Olipa Mwansa, has commended Eastern Water and Sewerage Company (EWSC) and Devolution Trust Fund (DTF) for remaining committed to improve the lives of the people through the provision of quality water. Ms Mwansa was launching the K2.5 million water supply project financed by the DTF in Nyimba. She noted that lack of ...

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