Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Zambia: Harvesting Rainwater

    August 31, 2012

    Newton Sibanda August 31, 2012 RAINWATER Harvesting (RWH) has been a practiced since time in memorial. It has, however, been practiced at different levels- domestic and agricultural use, which are referred to as the blue and green water use respectively. However, Zambia Rainwater Harvesting Association (ZRHA) Secretary General Bob Muzyamba says the scale of utilization […]

  • Ethiopia Receives New Boost of Investment in Sanitation and Hygiene

    August 22, 2012

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Water Journalists Africa Network August 22, 2012 Ethiopia will receive an additional boost from the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) which officially announced a US$ 5 million investment through its Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) to help the government of Ethiopia achieve its Universal Access Plan in […]

  • Six Journalists Win Prestigious Media Awards Geared Towards Improving Reporting On Water, Sanitation

    August 22, 2012

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) August 21st, 2012 Six journalists have been named as winners of the “WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues. The journalists and their winning entries are: • Alain Tossounon (Benin): “Access to safe water […]

  • Three SADC Journalists Awarded for excellence in water reporting

    August 21, 2012

    Barbara Lopi in Maputo August 21st, 2012 Six winners of the 2012 SADC Media Awards have been announced and presented with a prize of US$2000.00 each during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Heads of State and Government SADC Summit in Maputo, Mozambique. Incoming Chairperson of SADC, President Armando Emelio Guebuz of Mozambique presented the […]

  • Zambia: Up to 4.081 Billion USD Needed to Provide Reliable Water Supply

    August 21, 2012

    Newton Sibanda August 20th, 2012 Zambia’s commercial water utility companies need an investment worth US$4.081 billion in the next 29 years as a roadmap to provide reliable water supply to both urban and peri-urban areas, a latest Urban and Peri-urban Water Supply and Sanitation sector report has revealed. In order to address the investment gap […]

  • Toilets, Water and Soap Vital For Tackling Child Malnutrition

    August 12, 2012

    Water Supply and Sanitation and Collaborative Council (WSSCC) End Water Poverty (EWP) WASH Advocates August 12, 2012 A group of concerned international development organizations has written to UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Vice President Michel Temer of Brazil, calling on them to acknowledge and address the crucial and devastating impact that a lack of […]

  • Kenya: Turning Kibera’s Garbage into Gold.

    August 10, 2012

    Mary Mwendwa August 10, 2012 A hub of economic empowerment is growing in Kibera slum through recycling some used garbage. Kibera slum is located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the biggest and the poorest African slum Shiriki Foundation, a Non – government organization founded by a group of Rastafarians, has tapped into unutilized Kibera’s garbage […]

  • Kenya: Yala Swamp on Deathbed

    August 10, 2012

    Mary Mwendwa August 10, 2012 Up to some 60 percent of global wetlands have been destroyed in the past 100 years as people search for land to settle on, farm and establish several other types of investments. Wetlands which cover 6 percent of the world’s surface provide a range of environmental services, including water filtration […]

  • Tanzania: Severe Water Shortage Hits Parts of the Country

    August 1, 2012

    Paul Mallimbo July 31, 2012 Severe shortage of water in small town of Maganzo, in Songwa ward, Kishapu District in Shinyanga region, has caused residents to carry water when they are going for treatment at Maganzo Clinic. Patients are forced to carry between one and three 20 liter gallons, depending on the need of water […]