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Water monitoring: AMCOW advocates harmonised reporting

Dr. Canisius Kanangire

In recognition of the critical role of monitoring and reporting in evidence-based decision-making in the water and sanitation sector at national, basin and regional levels, the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) has called on African member-states to adopt and strengthen the web-based Pan-Africa water sector monitoring and reporting system recently launched in Stockholm, Sweden during the World Water Week. Dr. ...

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Lagos water courts tagged ‘illegal’, ‘unacceptable’


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described Lagos State Government’s establishment of special courts to prosecute illegal water service providers as a cover for promoting water privatisation. The ERA/FoEN position is coming on the heels of media reports which indicated that Dr. Babatunde Adejare, the state Commissioner for Environment, announced the introduction of the courts at ...

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Water central in actualising 2030 SDG Agenda, water week concludes, closes

Karin Lexen

World Water Week closed on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden, with participants concluding that water must be recognised as the enabler of successful implementation of the entire 2030 Agenda as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. “Water – the lifeline of our planet – will be needed to achieve nearly every Sustainable Development Goal, and to face the challenges that climate ...

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How cannabis legalisation is impacting water security


Beyond the arguments over medical benefits, cash crops, and cross-border “drug wars”, Montgomery Simus explains in The Source how the global footprint of cannabis trafficking is rapidly diversifying, complicating the lives of water, carbon and energy managers On the desert edge of Las Vegas, Nevada, an organic farmer harnesses ample sun and soil – and water siphoned from the distant Colorado River – to offer his customers year-round access to local produce. ...

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World Bank, IWA partner to reduce water losses

pipe leak

The World Bank and the International Water Association (IWA) on Thursday in Stockholm, Sweden at World Water Week declared their intentions to establish a global partnership to help countries, especially the poorest, improve water management. The agreement essentially focuses on water that is pumped but then lost or unaccounted for, called non-revenue water (NRW). In developing countries, roughly 45 million ...

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Water central to realising SDGs, say experts, as 2016 water week opens

Torgny Holmgren

“Without reliable access to water, almost no Sustainable Development Goal will be achieved. To make that happen, we must ensure water’s centrality to the entire Agenda 2030. This will show the power water has a connector.” Those were the words Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), on Monday in Stockholm, Sweden while formally opening opening ...

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20,000 beneficiaries eye Guinness, WaterAid’s Bauchi water scheme


Alcoholic beverage maker, Guinness Nigeria Plc, is partnering with international charity organisation, WaterAid Nigeria, to construct two solar-powered water facilities at Gwam in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The venture aims at improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the community. The Guinness Nigeria/WaterAid Gwam water facility, which was recently unveiled at a colourful ceremony, is ...

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Succour for drillers as Africa Groundwater Atlas emerges

Groundwater map

Drilling for water is a fraught business in Africa – like being a pirate without a treasure map. In many areas, the rock is old – some of the oldest on our planet. This cracked, shattered stone that is blasted by desert heat or soaked in tropical rains with often only a thin covering of rust-stained soil, can hold substantial ...

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Climate change impacting water security, says World Bank

World bank

A new World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. The report adds however that most countries can neutralise the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. According to the report, climate change influenced-water scarcity could cost some regions ...

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WaterAid launches 15-year Nigeria programme strategy


WaterAid Nigeria has launched its 2016-2021 country programme strategy, thereby laying the foundation for the 15-year path to achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene for Nigerians by 2030. Over the next five years, the organisation will focus on increasing citizens’ access to quality, equitable and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services built on a strong sector and engaged ...

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