Monthly Archives: October 2011

  • ZAMBIA: WASH Stakeholders to Meet over Water Management

    October 28, 2011

    NEWTON SIBANDA 28 October, 2011 STAKEHOLDERS in the water and sanitation sectors through an initiative dubbed ‘The Zambia Water Forum and Exhibition (ZAWAFE)’ will be hosting a forum on ensuring sustainable and sound water management in Zambia through stakeholder participation. The forum, to be held at Lusaka’s Golfview Hotel from 7th to 8th November 2011 […]

  • UGANDA: High population threatens wetlands

    October 28, 2011

    Hope Mafaranga 28 October, 2011 Uganda has extensive wetland coverage, although information on the exact size and distribution is yet to be documented. Current estimates put the total area of Uganda’s wetlands at 33,000 Km2; about 13% of the country’s total area. However, Uganda’s wetlands are faced with threats of degradation especially resulting from population […]

  • UGANDA: ingestion of contaminated food and water remains a problem

    October 28, 2011

    Hope Mafaranga 28 October, 2011 A local leader in Uganda has lamented that ingestion of contaminated food or water which leads to typhoid fever has remained a big problem in his district. Typhoid fever is caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria, and it is most commonly transmitted through the fecal-oral route. Patients with typhoid can […]

  • INDIA: The 6th World Water Forum to attract 25,000 people in Marseille, France

    October 17, 2011

    WJA Reporter 15th October, 2011 The world’s largest meeting focusing on water takes place in France in March next year. The 6th World Water Forum, co-organized by the French Government, the City of Marseilles and the World Water Council, will be held in Marseille, France in March 2012. This is according to the organizers of […]

  • India: Sanitation and Hygiene Should be as Prominent as Immunisation

    October 17, 2011

    WJA Reporter 15th October, 2011 The Executive Director Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council Jon Lane wants issues of sanitation and hygiene to be as prominent as immunisation worldwide. He however laments that this might take long. “There is still a long way to go before sanitation becomes as prominent as immunisation,” notes Lane. He […]

  • INDIA: WASH journalists told to mind about the impact

    October 10, 2011

    WJA Reporter October 10, 2011 Over 500 people from across the world are in Mumbai, India attending the global forum on sanitation and hygiene. The forum which kicked off on Sunday at Mumbai convention centre hotel has attracted participants from various sectors in countries where sanitation and hygiene are issues these days. The participants include […]

  • Mumbai/Geneva: Experts gathering in Mumbai seek toilet-powered economic, educational, health and social gains

    October 5, 2011

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council 4 October 2011 A generation after man walked on the moon, a billion people on earth still defecate in the open and another billion use unsafe holes in the ground. Now sanitation is becoming much more prominent: as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said recently: “It is time to put […]