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$6bn needed to meet 2025 water target, says report


Nigeria needs to invest about $600 million yearly in the water supply sector over the next 10 years if it hopes to achieve universal coverage of safe drinking water supply by 2025, a recently published report by World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) has said. Titled “State Water Agencies in Nigeria: A Performance Assessment”, the WSP report published in ...

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What race to end malnutrition requires, by WaterAid

The race to end malnutrition requires clean water, good sanitation and good hygiene, WaterAid said in a statement on Tuesday, calling for action as world leaders meet in Rio to open the Olympic Games. WaterAid’s new report, “Caught Short”, looks at stunting from malnutrition around the world and the links to low rates of access to clean water and good ...

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Nigeria restates commitment to providing regular, potable water by 2030

Suleiman Adamu

Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has restated the Federal Governments’ commitment towards increasing access to potable water for all Nigerians by 2030. Adamu said this on the sidelines of the just concluded sixth Africa Water Week in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He said that without universal access to safe water and sanitation, poverty and inequality cannot be eradicated ...

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New Dar es Salaam roadmap targets water security, sanitation


Activities at the expansive Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam hit a crescendo on Sunday (24 July, 2016) as over 30 African water ministers and high-level delegations from 53 African nations adopted a roadmap aimed at achieving sustainable and universal access to safe water and sanitation all over the continent. The adoption of the roadmap titled “The Dar ...

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Water security, sanitation must be for all by 2030 – CSOs insist


Civil society organisations under the banner of Africa civil society Network on Water and sanitation (ANEW) have called for an ambitious roadmap to achieving sustainable development goals on water and sanitation as necessary for national development plans of African countries. Presenting a statement to African Governments through the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), ANEW’s Doreen Wandera highlighted the urgent ...

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African countries urged to implement water, sanitation projects

Ms. Rhoda Tumusiime

Development partners on Monday called on African countries to implement water and sanitation projects toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDGs) on Water and Sanitation by 2030. Ms. Rhoda Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission, made the call at the sidelines of the Africa Water Week in Dar Es Salaam. Tumusiime urged countries in the ...

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Tough choices for Ethiopia’s Boricha district amid water shortages


In Boricha district of Ethiopia, women and children walk up to five hours to collect water from shallow and unprotected ponds which they share with animals. Sometimes water in these ponds is contaminated as rainwater washes wastes from surrounding areas into the sources. Often, children are left at home while their mothers and older siblings collect water as their fathers’ ...

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Concern over poor sanitation-induced high child mortality

Diarrhea deaths

Bread of Life Development Foundation (BLF), a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called on national, state, and local governments to work towards increasing access to safe drinking water, and promotion of safe sanitation and hygiene practices in order to reduce high child mortality in Nigeria. The call comes as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s ...

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Decentralise wastewater management, experts urge govts

Dr. Suresh Rohilla

The Second India Africa Dialogue and Media Briefing Workshop has ended in Accra, Ghana with experts expressing strong disapproval against the global adoption of centralised wastewater or excreta management. The workshop with a theme: “Sewerage to Sanitation: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Sanitation Solutions for Future” was organised by the Indian-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in partnership with ...

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SDGs: Bread of Life calls for water, sanitation policy review


The Bread of Life Development Foundation (BLDF) has called for the review of Nigeria’s National Water and Sanitation Policy to align it with the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seeks to achieve universal coverage for safe water supply and sanitation by the year 2030. “The present Water Supply and Sanitation Policy was approved in the year 2000 in ...

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