Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • Malawi: Aquatic Weeds and Silt Lead to Power Deficiency

    May 18, 2012

    George Mhango May 18, 2012 Two things are clear in Malawi, especially at night: blackouts and the sound of generators in various workplaces. Power interruptions continue to affect both private and public sectors including people. These blackouts are also attributed to effects of weeds and silt. Latest findings by Malawi Business Climate Survey (MBCS) cuts […]

  • Kenya: Death on the River

    May 18, 2012

    May 18, 2012 Mary Mwendwa September 13th 2011, was one of the darkest mornings in Kenyan history. Sinai slum, found in Nairobi’s Industrial area lost over 100 people in a fire tragedy. Located in the eastern part of Nairobi, Sinai slum has a Nairobi River tributary that passes nearby. Residents here build their sheet house […]

  • Uganda: Bottled Water Policy Coming Soon

    May 18, 2012

    Paschal B. Bagonza May 18, 2012 Users of bottled water products in Uganda will soon be saved from consuming substandard products. This is because the ministry of trade, industry and cooperatives has started a process of formulating a policy to regulate the bottled water industry according to the minister of trade, industry and cooperatives Amelia […]

  • Kenya: Saved by Borehole 11

    May 8, 2012

    Mary Mwendwa May 8, 2012 Northern Kenya is generally hot and dry. The people of Northern Kenya are mostly pastoralists and living in dry harsh terrains. Our network member Mary Mwendwa has been there. She now takes us on an exploratory journey of the dry and dusty drought-ridden plains of North Eastern Kenya in search […]

  • Uganda: Researchers Use Fruit Seeds to Purify Water

    May 8, 2012

    Paschal B. Bagonza May 8, 2012 Researchers at Makerere University – Uganda’s oldest university are studying how to use fruit seeds to purify water. Robert Natumanya, from Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (MUCASES) is at the forefront of a research to enhance water purification by embracing green technology of using moringa, jackfruit […]

  • Countries Reform Their Water Laws As Pressures Mounts On Water Resources

    May 8, 2012

    UN-Water and UNEP May 7, 2012 Over 80 percent of countries have reformed their water laws in the past twenty years as a response to growing pressures on water resources from expanding populations, urbanization and climate change. In many cases, such water reforms have produced significant impacts on development, including improvements to drinking water access, […]