Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Africa: More Funding Needed for Water and Sanitation

    March 27, 2013

    George Mhango, Tunis in Tunisia March 27, 2013 Over 150 delegates including, ministers, CSO leaders and experts in water and sanitation have converged in the Tunisian capital Tunis for the meeting to launch the Regional Coordination Committee of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI). RWSSI was launched in 2003 by the African Development […]

  • “Water Security”: Experts Propose a UN Definition on Which Much Depends

    March 22, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective March 22, 2013 Amid changing weather and water patterns worldwide and forecasts of more severe transformations to come, calls have been growing for the UN Security Council to include water issues on its agenda. And there’s rising international support for adopting “universal water security” as one of the Sustainable Development Goals — a […]

  • Japan and the Republic of Moldova win 2013 edition of UN-Water ‘Water for Life’ Best Practices Award

    March 22, 2013

    Category 1 has been awarded to a project focusing on groundwater management using the system of nature from Kumamoto city in Japan and Category 2 has been awarded to a project focusing on safe water and sanitation for all in the Republic of Moldova. WaterSan Perspective March 22, 2013 The prize has been awarded during […]

  • World Water Day 2013 – Cooperation for Peace, Prosperity and Sustainable Development

    March 22, 2013

    The fulfillment of basic human needs, the environment, socio-economic development and poverty reduction are all dependent on water. Cooperating around this precious resource is key for security, poverty eradication, social equity and gender equality. WaterSan Perspective March 22, 2013 “Water is central to the well-being of people and the planet,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in […]

  • Global Sanitation Fund helps 1.4 million people gain improved sanitation

    March 22, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective March 22, 2013 The Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2012, a new report from the UN-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), details programmatic results, reporting methodology and financial data from Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programmes in Africa and Asia. In 10 countries – Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal […]

  • Governments Can Make Water and Sanitation for All Africans a Reality by 2030 says WaterAid

    March 22, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective March 22, 2013 WaterAid –an international charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation is calling on international leaders to support an ambitious target of providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene for all Africans by 2030. The agency’s call comes today March, 22 on the 20th anniversary […]

  • Uganda: Access to Safe Water; More of a Myth than a Reality

    March 19, 2013

    Hope Mafaranga March 19, 2013 As the world marks World Water Day this week, several countries in Africa are still far from achieving the millennium development goal 7 C despite efforts in place. This goal calls for halving, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. One […]

  • AfDB Approves US $73 Million for Irrigation and Road Projects in Malawi

    March 19, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective March 19, 2013 The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved grants and loans amounting to US $73 million to finance irrigation and road rehabilitation projects in Malawi. The grants, amounting to US $39.98 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) and the African Development Fund (ADF), will be used […]