Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Thai Students Win 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for Natural Innovative Water Retention Device

    August 31, 2016

    Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) August 31, 2016 Three students from Thailand, Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat and Kanjana Komkla, received the 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize yesterday for their innovative water retention device that mimics the water retention of the Bromeliad plant. H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented the prize at an award ceremony […]

  • Africa Roots for Tracking Progress on Water-Related SDGs as the 2016 World Water Week Begins

    August 30, 2016

    PAMACC August 30, 2016 The need for action on the implementation the Sustainable Development Goals as well as tracking progress on water-related SDGs dominated the opening plenary of the 2016 World Water Week which began earlier today in Stockholm, Sweden. “It is time to turn commitment into action.” With these words, the Swedish minister for […]

  • Nigeria: 60 Houses Submerge In Kaduna Communities

    August 30, 2016

    Mohammad Ibrahim August 30, 2016 About 60 houses were submerged by flood in Kaduna communities as a result of heavy rainfall which occurred as a result of long hours of heavy downpour that started on Friday morning till evening of that day. The flood affected houses, schools and shops within the state metropolis including Hayin […]

  • 2016 World Water Week opens in Stockholm

    August 30, 2016

    Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) August 30, 2016 Leaders and experts in the water, climate and development communities have gathered in Stockholm to discuss how water can enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Under the theme Water for Sustainable Growth, some 3,000 people from over 120 countries are meeting in Stockholm this week […]

  • Water and Climate Experts Call For Green Water Initiative in Africa

    August 29, 2016

    Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) August 29, 2016 Water and climate experts yesterday called for a Green Water Initiative, as part of a Water Revolution in Africa, a necessity, they said, for alleviating hunger on the continent and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. At the onset of World Water Week, a group of world-renowned hydro-climate […]

  • Ethiopia: Data Farming – How Ethiopian Farmers Harvest Data to Help Their Crops

    August 24, 2016

    UPGro August 24, 2016 What’s the weather doing? It’s a question that obsesses many but for many Ethiopians it is question that makes the difference between plenty and destitution. Ethiopia is a rich and diverse country that is home to around 100 million people, 88 different languages and imbued with long, diverse history. Its highlands […]

  • Africa Groundwater Atlas: “X” Marks the Spot, But Where’s The Map?

    August 24, 2016

    UPGro August 24, 2016 Drilling for water is a fraught business in Africa – like being a pirate without a treasure map. In many areas, the rock is old – some of the oldest on our planet. This cracked, shattered stone that is blasted by desert heat or soaked in tropical rains with often only […]

  • Nigeria: WaterAid Nigeria Launches New 5 Year Country Programme Strategy to Support Universal Access to WASH Services for Nigeria By 2030

    August 23, 2016

    Aaron Kaah Yancho August 23, 2016 The WaterAid Nigeria has launched its 2016 – 2021 country programme strategy – laying the foundation for the fifteen year path to achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone everywhere in Nigeria by 2030. Over the next five years, the organisation will focus on increasing citizens’ […]

  • Nigeria: President Buhari Urges International Communities to Save Lake Chad from Extinction

    August 16, 2016

    Mohammad Ibrahim August 16, 2016 Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has urged rich countries to do something urgent to save the Lake Chad from extinction, arising from effects of climate change. Receiving the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, in Abuja, President Buhari warned that failure to regenerate the Lake Chad will lead to another round […]

  • Nigeria: Kakura Residents Laments Lack of Portable Drinking Water

    August 16, 2016

    Mohammad Ibrahim August 16, 2016 Residents of Kakura community in Chikun Local government Area of Kaduna State northwest are lamenting lack of portable water within their village despite their closeness to the city. The people drink from a pond covered with dirts particularly during dried season. A visit by water Journalists Africa reporter to the […]