Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

  • 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, […]