Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Mid-Term Review Shows Significant Progress On 56% Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Commitments; Slow Progress on Financing

    August 28, 2015

    WaterSan Perspective August 28, 2015 Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partners report significant progress on 56% of the 383 commitments tabled by 43 developing countries and 12 donors at the 2014 High Level Meeting. Most of the commitments aim at removing barriers to progress, eliminating inequalities and ensuring sustainability of water and sanitation services. […]

  • Coca-Cola on Track to Meet 100% Water Replenishment Goal

    August 28, 2015

    WaterSan Perspective August 28, 2015 The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) have announced they are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of 2015. Based on the Coca-Cola system’s global water replenishment projects to date, the system is balancing the equivalent of an estimated 94 […]

  • 2015 World Water Week: Water Man of India wins Stockholm Water Prize

    August 28, 2015

    WaterSan Perspective August 28, 2015 Rajendra Singh of India this week received Stockholm Water Prize for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need. H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presented […]

  • Uganda: A 2.8 Million USD Sanitation and Water Project Launched Amid Dire Shortages

    August 28, 2015

    Adella Mbabazi August 28, 2015 Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) and WaterAid Uganda (WAU) have partnered to implement a three year water and sanitation project in Bulangira Town in Kibuku District worth one billion Uganda Shillings equivalent to 2.8 million USD. “Bulangira is a challenged town with minimal infrastructure to support social services and limited access […]

  • Zambia: Study Finds Shallow Groundwater Unsafe

    August 18, 2015

    Water Journalists Africa (WJA) August 18, 2015 Kabwe is a transport hub and old mining town in central Zambia. One resident, Joseph, recounted how when he was growing up in the town in the 1970s, most houses had a tap and a reliable water supply from the municipal system. Few children in the town now […]

  • Zambia to Host World Climate Change Conference

    August 14, 2015

    Vwambanji Nakamba August 14, 2015 Zambia has been awarded the opportunity to become the first African country to host the board meeting of the Worldwide Green Climate Fund (GCF) Zambia’s Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba says the choice of Zambia as the host of the important gathering of over 300 delegates is in recognition […]