Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • La Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée envoie le premier plan climat en vertu de l’Accord de Paris

    March 30, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective March 30, 2016 Le secrétariat de l’ONU aux changements climatiques a créé une nouvelle page sur son site Web pour saisir les plans officiels d’action climat des pays dans le cadre de l’Accord de Paris sur les changements climatiques. La première de ces contributions déterminées au niveau national (NDC) est venue de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée. […]

  • Papua New Guinea Sends in First Climate Plan under Paris Agreement

    March 30, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective March 30, 2016 The UN climate change secretariat has created a new page on its website to capture countries’ formal climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the first of these nationally determined contributions (NDCs) has come from Papua New Guinea. NDCs set out publicly the climate actions that each […]

  • Ghana: Experts Root for Research on Water, Land and Ecosystems

    March 29, 2016

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang March 29, 2016 Ghana’s savannah ecology zone is well endowed with a large expanse of land, which under normal circumstances should have better served the people. But the harsh environmental conditions including the dryness of some areas, threats of desertification, water scarcity, land degradation, soil erosion and climate change impacts, have hampered development […]

  • Ghana: Agricultural Resources Dwindle as Water Crisis Heighten

    March 29, 2016

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang March 29, 2016 In Ghana, small scale farmers are national assets. They form the bulk of the workforce in the agricultural sector, which is totally dependent on water availability and are the ones feeding the nation. But the sector is no longer as productive as it used to be due to shrinking land […]

  • Joan Rose, Water Quality Champion, Wins 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

    March 22, 2016

    Tusiimire Eunice March 22, 2016 Professor Joan Rose of USA has been named the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her tireless contributions to global public health; by assessing risks to human health in water and creating guidelines and tools for decision-makers and communities to improve global wellbeing. Professor Joan Rose holds the Homer Nowlin […]

  • 2016 Water Day: African Aquifers Can Protect Against Climate Change

    March 21, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective March 22, 2016 Floods and droughts, feasts and famines: the challenge of living with an African climate has always been its variability, from the lush rainforests of the Congo to the extreme dry of the Sahara and Namib deserts. In north western Europe, drizzle and rain is generally spread quite evenly across the […]

  • 2016 Water Day: Celebrate Water, Promote Its Sustainability

    March 21, 2016

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang March 22, 2016 Celebrate Water!!! Water is life, water is good, water is simply relaxing. Water is the first thought that comes to one’s mind when one’s throat is parched, or when one is extremely tired, or when one feels hot and sticky. While other liquids, can easily be replaced, water does not […]

  • Experts at the Second India-Africa Dialogue in Accra Root for Decentralised Excreta Management

    March 16, 2016

    CSE and Mhango George in Accra, Ghana March 16, 2016 Experts expressed strong disapproval against centralised wasterwater or excreta management which was the norm the world over, particularly in urban areas of India and other parts of the world. “Centralised wastewater management means excreta is not managed locally but is only transported through pipelines and […]

  • Water Man of India Urges Disciplined Use of Water in Africa

    March 11, 2016

    Fredrick Mugira March 11, 2016 South Africa’s extreme drought has dried up water supplies for millions of people living in rural parts of the country. Some of the affected people live in Mpumalanga, a rural province in the eastern part of the country. In Mpumalanga, the drought has led to vanishing of water in Crocodile […]

  • DR Congo: Government Threatens To Open World’s Second Largest Rainforest to New Industrial Loggers

    March 7, 2016

    Annitah Matsika March 07, 2016 A tropical rainforest more than twice the size of France is at risk of being cut down, following news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that the government is considering re-opening its forest to new logging companies. This comes at a time when the governments of Norway, France, Germany, the UK, […]