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Kaduna residents lament dearth of potable water

portable water

Residents of Kakura community in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State in Nigeria are lamenting a lack of potable water within their village despite closeness to the city. A recent visit by this reporter to the village with about 1,000 inhabitants revealed that the community lacks access to good and clean water to drink. In fact, the people ...

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Industrial effluent poisoning six million Americans, says study

drinking water

Drinking water supplies serving more than six million Americans contain unsafe levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked to potentially serious health problems, according to a new study from Harvard University researchers. The chemicals – known as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs – have been used for decades in a range of industrial and commercial products, including non-stick coatings on pans, food wrappers, ...

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How boreholes provided lifeline to Malawian community

Mary Msamph

Mary Msampha used to walk 10 kilometres to and from her house searching for water in Lipiri, Dowa District, Central Region Malawi. The area is within the control of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kayembe and shares boundary with T/A Chakhaza, another popular chief in the district. “Our children suffered a lot. Even cooking food was a challenge without water. Secondly, as ...

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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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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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How water strategy transformed Nile Basin riparian communities

Nzoia River within the Nile Basin

A conceptual structure agreed upon by Nile Basin riparian countries for organising policies, strategies and guidelines for sustainable management and development of the Nile River Basin some five years ago has enabled speedy development within the basin region. Talking to members of the Pan African Media Alliance for Climate Change (PAMACC) at the sixth session of the Africa Water Week ...

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Kaduna communities get 280 UNICEF hand pumps


A Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) specialist in Kaduna State, Mrs Theresa Pamma, has said 280 hand pump boreholes were constructed and 16 others rehabilitated under Phase I of Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN I) project in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna State in Nigeria. The communities are in Chikun, Kachia and Kubau LGAs of the ...

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Africa must prioritise access to safe water to eradicate child mortality – CSOs


The African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) has identified water insecurity induced-diarrhea as one of the largest killers of children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. The group’s Chairperson, Mrs Doreen Wandera, said this on Tuesday at the ongoing Africa Water Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Wandera, quoting a 2016 WaterAid Water, Sanitation and ...

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AMCOW wants countries to increase water budget

Bai-Mass Taal

The African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) has called on member-countries to increase their budget for water in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water and sanitation. AMCOW’s Executive Secretary, Mr Bai-Mass Taal, made the call at the ongoing Africa Water Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Monday. He said that there was no doubt that ...

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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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