Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • South Africa Faces Water Crisis

    September 29, 2014

    WaterSan Perspective September 29, 2014 South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government’s current plans to address it are not sufficient. This is according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria, South Africa in September 2014. The paper Parched Prospects: The Emerging Water Crisis in […]

  • Zimbabwe: African Governments Told To Prioritize WASH

    September 19, 2014

    Wallace Mawire September 19, 2014 Participants at the sixth meeting for Water, Climate Development Programme (WACDEP) technical coordination programme for African countries have heard that African governments must prioritize Water, Sanitation and Hygiene issues as a prerequisite for sustainable development. Speaking during this workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, Laila Oualkacha, a representative to the Africa Ministers […]

  • Malawi: Water User Associations (WUAs) Bear Fruits

    September 12, 2014

    George Mhango September 12, 2014 The Government of Malawi says the recently introduced Water User Associations (WUAs) in rural areas and market centres is bearing fruits. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB) Malawi office, previously, rural piped water supply schemes were managed by voluntary organizations, called Scheme Management Committees to strengthen the sustainability of […]

  • AfDB Launches E-Newsletter to Champion Water Issues

    September 12, 2014

    George Mhango September 12, 2014 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the inaugural RWSSI e-newsletter, which gives an overview of its recent activities in the rural water supply and sanitation sector under the bank’s Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS). In the e-newsletter, OWAS has defined three strategic pillars, aligned with the bank’s vision for […]

  • 2014 World Water Week: Participants Call For Intimate Integration of Energy and Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    September 6, 2014

    WaterSan Perspective September 06, 2014 The 2014 World Water Week, focusing on energy and water has ended with participants jointly emphasizing the importance of a water goal, as well as intimate integration of energy and water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Week also concluded that water efficiency is one of the main tools in […]

  • South African Prof. Receives the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize

    September 6, 2014

    WaterSan Perspective and SIWI September 06, 2014 Professor John Briscoe of South Africa has received the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize for his unparalleled contributions to global and local water management, inspired by an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of people on the ground. H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presented the prize to […]

  • Seven Journalists Win Prestigious WASH Media Awards

    September 6, 2014

    WaterSan Perspective, WSSCC and SIWI September 06, 2014 Up to seven journalists have won this year’s WASH Media Awards for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues. The journalists, their winning entries, and the award categories are: • Marcelo Leite (Brazil): “The Battle of Belo Monte” (Category: Water and Energy) • […]

  • 2014 World Water Week: Global Leaders Petition Energy and Water Communities to Work Together

    September 3, 2014

    WaterSan Perspective and SIWI September 03, 2014 Global leaders are challenging the energy and water communities to work together to face some of the main challenges of our time, providing clean drinking water and energy for a growing world population. The call came during the 24th annual World Water Week going on in Stockholm. The […]

  • Uganda: Politicians Accused Of Preferring Votes to Conserving Wetlands

    September 3, 2014

    Chris Mugasha. September 3, 2014 Environmentalists in Uganda have accused politicians in the country of preferring votes to conservation of wetlands. They say politicians only caring about votes and do not support campaigns to evict wetland encroachers because they fear to lose votes in areas where evictions take place. Wetlands are a reservoir of biodiversity. […]

  • 2014 World Water Week: “Most Progressive Water Utility in Africa” Receives 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award

    September 3, 2014

    WaterSan Perspective and SIWI September 03, 2014 eThekwini Water and Sanitation, serving the Durban metropolitan area in South Africa has received the Stockholm Industry Water Award at a ceremony during World Water Week, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation. “I stand here today as part of a team of dedicated […]