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Death toll from dam flooding rises to 30

The death toll from flooding in north eastern Nigeria after heavy rain and the release of water from a dam in Cameroon has risen to 30, with some 120,000 people displaced, an official has disclosed. Water was released from the Lagdo Dam in late August in neighbouring Cameroon after officials there had warned Nigeria earlier. The opening of the dam ...

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Fresh disaster lurks as Cameroon plans release of water from Lagdo Dam

Cameroon on Friday issued a fresh alert to several states in Nigeria, urging them to guard against any possible environmental and human disaster that could occur as a result of the release of water from Lagdo Dam any time from now. According to the Cameroonians, the water has to be released because the Lagdo Dam is almost overflowing it banks ...

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PepsiCo bags 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award

PepsiCO has received the Stockholm Industry Water Award for its work to reduce water consumption in their operations and to help solve water challenges on a broad scale. The Stockholm Industry Water Award jury recognised PepsiCo’s efforts to increase water efficiency. The global food and beverage company conserved nearly 16 billion litres of water in 2011, from a 2006 baseline, ...

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Nigeria climate, water dynamics study under way

Potential impacts of climate change on water consumers and service providers in Lagos State were underlined recently, even as global warming-induced water pressure continues to dominate international discourse. There are fears that access to water in urban and rural areas in Nigeria are being constrained, no thanks to variability in climatic conditions. In coastal areas of Nigeria for instance, scientists ...

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GWP-WA canvasses increased water funding

If the Global Water Partnership, West Africa (GWP-WA) were to have its way, governments of the 13 member states in West Africa would earmark more funds for the management of water resources. This appeared to be the stand of the GWP-WA chairman, Hama Arba Diallo, during the opening session of the Fourth Assembly of Partners of the organisation held recently ...

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Legislative response to global water pressure

Growing pressures on water resources worldwide are forcing nations to take remarkable steps to address the increasingly dire situation. Rising populations, swelling urban centres and the mounting threat of climate change have in recent decades ensured limited access to water for drinking and agriculture, as well as portending a risk to human health. According to a recent United Nations report, ...

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Nigeria, others lose $5.5b annually to poor sanitation

Nigeria and 17 other African countries lose around US$5.5 billion every year due to poor sanitation, with annual economic losses between 1 percent and 2.5 percent of GDP, says a report prepared by the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). Apart from Nigeria, the study covered Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, ...

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