Monthly Archives: September 2012

  • SADC Launches a 2-Million Euro Regional Water Supply and Sanitation Programme

    September 25, 2012

    Newton Sibanda in South Africa September 25, 2012 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has launched a 2 million Euro Regional Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (RWSSP) that aims to assist member states to fast track their improvements towards increasing access to water supply and sanitation. The programme which was launched in Johannesburg on Monday […]

  • Dams Threaten River Zambezi’s Prospect

    September 25, 2012

    Newton Sibanda in Grahamstown, South Africa September 25, 2012 A report recently released by a US based not-for profit International Rivers has warned against further construction of dams on the Zambezi River due to climatic risks. The study, by Dr. Richard Beilfuss, a well-respected hydrologist with 20 years’ experience on the Zambezi, warns that new […]

  • Kenya: Kanyone Residents Bask In Water Glory

    September 23, 2012

    By Paschal B. Bagonza, Mary Mwendwa, Gasirigwa Sengiyumva For numerous families in rural Kenya without piped water, buying water from private vendors can cost a huge proportion of their meager household income, causing families to resort to untreated water from wells, rivers, and streams. However, the situation is different in Kanyone – one of the […]

  • SADC to Launch Regional Water Supply and Sanitation Programme

    September 22, 2012

    Newton Sibanda September 22, 2012 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will Monday next week launch a programme that aims to establish a regional framework for effective water supply and sanitation planning and management to help member states achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs) addressing water supply and sanitation. According to a statement from SADC […]

  • Zimbabwe: Bulawayo’s Water Woes Not Waning Soon

    September 10, 2012

    Busani Bafana September 10, 2012 Residents of Zimbabwe’s second city, Bulawayo, have since last week been going without water for 72 hours under a programme to save dwindling supplies which at current consumption rates may see the city of more than 1 million people running dry. Though used to scarce water supplies, Bulawayo residents have […]

  • Malawi: Roving a Bumpy Road to Meet the MDG on Water

    September 8, 2012

    GEORGE MHANGO Blantyre, Malawi September 8, 2012 Neno District in the Southern Region of Malawi will one day lose out from development and business investment if not connected to piped water. Communities had hoped that by declaring it to be a district 10 years ago, this year, water problems would be history. On the contrary, […]

  • Malawi: Saving Water Kiosks from Political Interference

    September 8, 2012

    George Mhango Blantyre, Malawi September 08,2012 Each time a new political party wins a parliamentary seat, some communities in Ndirande, Blantyre know it is that time once again that ugly political bickering hogs dominance of water Kiosks in their constituency. Communities would be denied their basic green right to portable and safe piped water at […]