Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • African Ministers Adopt Durban Declaration for Accelerating SDGs Implementation

    March 28, 2017

    PAMACC March 28, 2017 Arising from the 2017 World Water Day Celebrations and the Global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017 entitled: “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource” which ended yesterday in Durban, the Republic of South Africa, water and sanitation ministers from across Africa have adopted the Durban Political Declaration for accelerating the […]

  • Winners of this Year’s Water Integrity Network’s Photo Competition Announced

    March 22, 2017

    Adella Mbabazi March 22, 2017 The Water Integrity Network (WIN) has announced winners of this year’s photo competition, dedicated to wastewater management. The 2016 WIN photo competition explored how corruption and malpractice affect water and wastewater management. According to WIN, the winning photos: “very clearly show how poor wastewater governance affects our lives and ecosystems. […]

  • Nigeria: Government Petitioned To Prioritize Water to Achieve SDGs

    March 22, 2017

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter March 22, 2017 In commemoration of the 2017 World Water Day on March 22nd, the Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) has called on governments at all levels in Nigeria to focus on water issues and match commitments with actions by allocating significant portions of their budget to projects that […]

  • Since 1900, the World Has Lost Half Of Its Wetlands

    March 21, 2017

    Since 1900, the World Has Lost Half Of  Its Wetlands

  • Women and girls are responsible for water collection in seven out of ten households in 45 developing countries

    March 21, 2017

    Women and girls are responsible for water collection in seven out of ten households in 45 developing countries

  • Most wild animals do not inhabit areas too far from water sources

    March 21, 2017

    Most wild animals do not inhabit areas too far from water sources

  • Uganda: New Weather Pattern Threatens to Worsen Food Insecurity in Karamoja Region

    March 21, 2017

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter March 21, 2017 A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken. The study found that the average monthly rainfall in the region increased over the last […]

  • South Africa Gets Ready For UN World Water Day Summit and Expo

    March 21, 2017

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter March 21, 2017 South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, who is also the Chairperson of the Heads of State Committee on the United Nations (UN) High Level Panel on Water, will tomorrow Wednesday, 22 March 2017, officially open the United Nations (UN) World Water Day Summit and Expo in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. […]

  • Feature: Construction of Two Dams Changes Village Life in Sudan

    March 21, 2017

    Ishraga Abbas March 21, 2017 Two dams constructed in eastern Sudan have changed the lives of many village communities, enabling villagers to live lives they had never dreamed of. The citizens of Gedaref state in eastern Sudan celebrated the inauguration of Atbara and sitait dams early this year which are to produce electricity and most […]

  • Zambia and DR Congo Strike A Deal on Management of Luapula River

    March 1, 2017

    Newton Sibanda March 01, 2017 ZAMBIA and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in the process of establishing the Luapula River Authority (LRA) to manage shared water resources between the two countries. Zambia’s Minister of Energy David Mabumba said the riparian states are discussing the establishment an authority to manage the Luapula River joint […]