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Enugu urged to provide improved toilets for communities

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

International non-profit organisation, WaterAid, has called on the Enugu State Government to step up good sanitation practices by providing improved toilets for healthy living in communities in the state. The Sanitation Coordinator for WaterAid in Nigeria, Mrs Nneka Akwunwa, made at an advocacy and communication planning workshop in Enugu, the state capital, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Akwunwa told the ...

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Concern over India’s impending ODF status

India ODF

As India gets ready to mark the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary this year with celebrations about the nation’s impending open defecation free ODF status, a new analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down To Earth magazine has called for a drastic reality check. By February 2019, as per the government, India will lay claim to be an open defecation free ...

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Activists mark SDGs anniversary, urge Goal 6 prioritisation

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD) has called on governments to prioritise Goal Six of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their water and sanitation projects. The coalition made the call on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Abuja at a roundtable on the National Water Resources Bill, which is currently pending before the Senate, in commemoration of the ...

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Minister seeks time from court to account for spending on water

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has told the Federal High Court in Lagos to “grant the Ministry more time within which to compile and furnish Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) with information on the spending on water, and locations of specific projects, in view of the high volume of the information involved.” Mr Adamu said, “It is not true ...

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EU finances construction of public toilets in 14 towns in Ekiti

Ekiti West

The European Union is financing the construction of model public toilets in 14 small towns in Ekiti West and Gbonyin Local Governments, Ekiti State, under its Water Supply and Sanitation Reform Programme (WSSSRP) III. The project, titled: “Farewell to Open Defecation”, is being implemented by Bread of Life Development Foundation in collaboration with the Ekiti State Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation ...

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WaterAid, EU to drive improved WASH governance in Plateau

Simon Lalong

The European Union (EU) and the Plateau State Government are jointly supporting the implementation of the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme III (WSSSRP III) in Plateau State to improve governance of the sector and provide improved services in urban and rural areas of the state. The project is being executed by WaterAid Nigeria as a technical support project ...

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Osun communities commend EU, UNICEF for provision of potable water

Pernille Ironside

Some residents of Oke-Ila and Ora, Ifedayo Local Government Area in Osun State have commended the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for providing potable water in the communities. The residents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, September 6, 2018, said the hardship they experienced in getting drinkable water had vanished ...

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World Bank announces first sustainable water bond

Jim Yong Kim

The World Bank has launched a Sustainable Development Bond series to raise awareness of the importance of ocean resources. The international financial institution has plans to raise $3 billion to protect oceans and marine life. The World Bank introduced the water bond, along with gender, health and nutrition bonds, to give investors opportunity to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals ...

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Future leaders make their mark at World Water Week

Torgny-Holmgren

The younger generations appear to be on a mission to take the lead globally, as evident during 2018 World Water Week that closed on Friday, August 31. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the World Water Week, believed to be the world’s leading annual water event, attracted over 3,600 participants from 133 countries who attended nearly 300 sessions. ...

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Vote4WASH campaign: Why Nigeria should prioritise water, sanitation – WaterAid

Suleiman Adamu

As Nigeria counts down to the 2019 general elections, WaterAid and other development partners are highlighting the importance of clean water and decent toilet to the general wellbeing of Nigerians and make the case for clean water, basic sanitation and good hygiene to be given priority in the country’s development agenda Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) remain one of the ...

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