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Nordic textile makers conserve water, curb pollution

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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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African ministers adopt Durban Declaration for accelerating SDGs implementation

AMCOW  African ministers adopt Durban Declaration for accelerating SDGs implementation High Level Ministerial Panel Discussion by the African Ministers Council on Water at the 2017 World Water Summit in Durban South Africa 300x160

Arising from the 2017 World Water Day Celebrations and the Global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017 entitled: “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource” which ended on Sunday, March 26 2017 in Durban, the Republic of South Africa, water and sanitation ministers from across Africa have adopted the Durban Political Declaration for accelerating the implementation of the sustainable development goals ...

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Radio Report: Lagos residents decry high cost of water

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 Some residents in Lagos want the state government to make portable water accessible to all to address the high cost of buying the commodity and to  check the spread of water borne diseases. They made the call while speaking with correspondent Innocent Onoh on the occasion of this year’s World Water Day Celebration with theme: “Wasted Water”.

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Scientists demand emphasis on how trees impact water cycles, climate

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Scientists are demanding that the impact of trees on water cycles and climate be given a closer look as, according to them, effects of trees on climate through rainfall and cooling may be more important than their well-studied capacity of storing carbon Forests and trees are said to play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to ...

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World Bank, AfDB support water scheme in Nigeria

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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

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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

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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

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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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Worry in Ethiopia, Kenya as Lake Turkana water level falls

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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

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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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