Monthly Archives: September 2011

  • Kenya: UNEP pays tribute to Prof. Wangari Maathai

    September 26, 2011

    UNEP 26 September 2011 Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement and patron of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has died in Nairobi. She was 71 years old. Professor Maathai was one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, internationally recognized for her commitment to democracy, human rights and conservation. […]

  • The Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene 2011, 9-14 October, Mumbai, India

    September 23, 2011

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) September 23, 2011 In less than three weeks, hundreds of sanitation and hygiene professionals will gather for the Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene ( The timing could not be more critical: 2.6 billion people still do not have safe sanitation, and the sanitation target is the most […]

  • Uganda:Over 72, 000 Affected by Floods

    September 23, 2011

    Water Journalists Africa September 23, 2011 Up to 72, 254 people have been affected by the ongoing disasters mainly in Eastern, Central and Western Uganda as well as West Nile. The disasters ranging from landslides, floods, hailstorms to fire outbreaks occurred between August 29th, 2011 to date. According to a Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) […]

  • Rome: Governments Urged to control E-Wastes

    September 10, 2011

    WJA reporter September 10, 2011 The first Green Standards Week organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) closed Friday with a call on international bodies, NGOs, standards bodies, governments, regulators, industry and academia to collaborate more closely on the application and development of information and communication technologies (ICT) standards to help combat climate change. Particular emphasis […]

  • Crying for Water in Chad River Basin

    September 2, 2011

    Aaron Kaah September 2, 2011 In this story, our network member takes on the role of a citizen journalist with an aim of bringing you unrestricted grassroot information about what is happening to Lake Chad – one of the largest Lakes in Africa that provides water to more than 30 million people. As the Cameroon-based […]