Monthly Archives: July 2016

  • Nigeria: WaterAid Nigeria Calls for an End to Malnutrition through Provision of Water and Sanitation Ahead of Rio Olympics

    July 27, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter July 27, 2016 The race to end malnutrition requires clean water, good sanitation and good hygiene, WaterAid said today, calling for action as world leaders meet in Rio to open the Olympic Games. WaterAid’s new report, ‘Caught Short’, looks at stunting from malnutrition around the world and the links to low rates […]

  • Africa Water Week: Experts Plot Africa’s Path to Overcoming WASH Challenges

    July 25, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter July 25, 2016 The water and sanitation challenges that confront Africa are not new. What is new however is the growing determination by development actors to stand to the different challenges heads on. The 6th Africa Water Week in Dar es Salam July 18-22, 2016 provided the right opportunity for researchers, civil […]

  • Africa Water Week: Integrated Water Resources Management Facilitates Development in Nile Basin Riparian Countries

    July 25, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter July 25, 2016 A conceptual structure agreed upon by Nile Basin riparian countries for organising policies, strategies and guidelines for sustainable management and development of the Nile River Basin some five years ago has enabled speedy development within the basin region. Talking to members of the Pan African Media Alliance for Climate […]

  • African Water Ministers Adopt Dar es Salaam Roadmap for Achieving Water Security and Sanitation

    July 25, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter July 25, 2016 Activities at the expansive Julius Nyerere international conference centre in Dar es Salaam hit a crescendo over the weekend as over 30 African water ministers and high-level delegations from 53 African nations adopted a roadmap aimed at achieving sustainable and universal access to safe water and sanitation all over […]

  • Nigeria: UNICEF Constructs 280 Hand Pumps in Kaduna Local Communities

    July 24, 2016

    Mohammad Ibrahim July 24, 2016 (WASH) Specialist in Kaduna State Mrs Theresa Pamma has said 280 hand pump boreholes were constructed and 16 others were rehabilitated under Phase I of Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN I) project in the three Local Government Areas of Kaduna State in Nigeria. The communities are in Chikun, […]

  • Kenya: Shrinking Rivers Endanger Tionosoyiet Wetland in Kericho

    July 24, 2016

    Benedict Tirop July 24, 2016 Mzee Richard Kemei has been drinking clean water drawn from the nearby river of “Kipkororiet” since he was a young man over 50 years ago. The now elderly Kemei says his late mother Mrs. Priscila Sigilai and other women drawn from the nearby village of Keongo in Kapkugerwet ward in […]

  • Africa Water Week: Lake Chad Countries Urged To Double Efforts to Save Water Body, Curb Migration

    July 22, 2016

    Water Journalists Africa July 22, 2016 Countries from the Lake Chad region have been enjoined to double efforts to save the dwindling water body that is aggravating environmental degradation and migration in the region and consequently impacting on the social and economic wellbeing of the population. Representatives of member countries of the Lake Chad Basin […]

  • Africa Water Week: Panel Urges Increased Transparency in Water Resource Management in Africa

    July 22, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter July 22, 2016 CORRUPTION has been identified as one of the biggest problems that has affected the water sector not to function as expected on the African continent. The vice which according to Transparency International (TI) is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain is unfortunately very widespread taking many forms […]

  • Africa Water Week: Africa Can Convert Waste Water into Useful Resource – Experts

    July 22, 2016

    PAMACC Africa July 22, 2016 Scientists at the ongoing Africa Water Week have pointed out different innovative techniques which have succeeded elsewhere in the world, in which waste water can be converted into a useful resource for African countries. “We have documented up to 150 different case studies in which waste water has been turned […]

  • Africa Water Week: Water Security and Sanitation Must Be For All by 2030 – CSOs Insist

    July 20, 2016

    Our Reporter July 20, 2016 Civil society organisations under the banner of Africa civil society Network on Water and sanitation (ANEW) have called for an ambitious roadmap to achieving sustainable development goals on water and sanitation as necessary for national development plans of African countries. Presenting a statement to African Governments through the African Ministers’ […]