Monthly Archives: December 2011

  • Zambia: US offers 300 million USD for improving water reticulation system in Lusaka Province

    December 12, 2011

    Newton Sibanda December 12, 2011 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will give US$300 million to the government of Zambia under the Millennium Challenge project to enable it improve the water reticulation system in Lusaka Province. Provincial Minister Miles Sampa says the project which will be undertaken by the public utility, Lusaka Water […]

  • Zambia: High Court orders Konkola Copper Mines to pay 2 million USD for polluting River Mushishima

    December 12, 2011

    Newton Sibanda December 12, 2011 In a landmark judgment, the Lusaka High Court has ordered Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to pay K10billion (US$2million) to 2000 Chingola residents on Zambia’s Copperbelt for polluting the Mushishima river. The Mushishima is a tributary of the Kafue River, which accounts for about 40 percent of Zambia’s domestic water supply […]

  • African Countries Stand Firm in Climate Negotiations

    December 6, 2011

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter December 06, 2011 Ministers from over 50 African countries met in Durban South Africa to reinforce their position, demanding an ambitious second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, effective action under the Bali Action Plan and scaled-up finance, ahead of the final week of the UN Climate Conference in Durban. At a […]

  • South Africa: Low carbon investments in sustainable water infrastructure must be prioritized

    December 6, 2011

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter December 6, 2011 The importance globally prioritizing low carbon investments in sustainable water infrastructure has been highlighted during a side event to the COP17 Conference in Durban, Mobilizing finance and investments for water security and climate resilience, by Cameron Ironside, Programme Director, International Hydropower Association (IHA). “Sustainable water infrastructure is critical to […]

  • Zambia: Germany offers Zambia over 87 million Euros for improving water supply and sanitation

    December 5, 2011

    Newton Sibanda December 5, 2011 Germany has given Zambia K592 billion (Euro 87.1 million) as continued financial support to programmes aimed at improving water supply and sanitation, poverty reduction and decentralization of the local government system. Out of the total amount, K219.6 billion will go towards improving water supply and sanitation while K238 billion will […]

  • Uganda: European Union and Dutch Red Cross inject 4 million Euros in provision of safe water in Uganda

    December 5, 2011

    Hope Mafaranga December 5, 2011 Up to 122,100 people in the western Uganda districts of Kabarole, Kasese and Ntoroko are now enjoying safe and clean water courtesy of European Union and the Dutch Red Cross. In 2008 European Union and the Dutch Red Cross injected 4 Million Euros in the rural water and sanitation project […]

  • The decisions Africa needs from Durban climate conference

    December 2, 2011

    Kofi Annan December 02, 2011 For smallholder farmers, climate change is no future threat. It is happening now. As I learnt on a recent visit to Mali, a smallholder farmer, Issa, talked to me about how his farming methods have been affected by the unusual changes in the patterns of rainfall in his district. The […]

  • Civil Society Urges Africa: “Stand Together”

    December 2, 2011

    PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance December 02 2011 DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – Civil society groups from South Africa, and the wider African continent urged African nations to stand together at the UN climate talks in Durban and not to be bend to pressure to sell out. Groups, including labour unions, farmers, faith groups and environmental activists […]