Water Journalists Africa (WJA) is the largest network of journalists reporting on water in the African continent. It brings together some 700 journalists from 50 African countries. It was established in 2011 in Cape Town South Africa with support from the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication.

WJA is legitimately registered as an NGO with Uganda’s National Bureau for NGOs (NGO Bureau)

It is governed by a board of governors and an advisor body. The two bodies meet regularly to review the organization’s programs and projects.

What We Do: 

  • Publish original collaborative investigative geojournalism projects on undercovered issues of water and environment in Africa;
  • Provide story grants to journalists to conduct water journalism projects;
  • Mentor and train journalists in water and science communication;
  • Create interactive maps and data visualizations on key issues of water, environment, and climate change in Africa.


One of our projects is InfoNile. InfoNile is a collaborative cross-border group of geojournalists with a mission to uncover critical stories on water issues in the Nile River Basin through data-based multimedia storytelling.


To promote public understanding of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) by improving the quality, accuracy, and intensity of reporting on water resources.


To enhance, deepen, and build reporting on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as a profession.


To enhance the quality of reportage on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).


Please send a mail to us at: waterjournalistsafrica@gmail.com

Head Office location:  

The Design Hub ,
Plot 3 Bata Close, 5th Street Industrial Area
PO Box 7381,
Kampala UGANDA

Our Partners:

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Pulitzer Center

JRS Biodiversity Foundation


Earth Journalism Network


Code for Africa

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  1. Hello,

    My name is Kremena Krumova, a journalist from the international media group The Epoch Times, based in New York. I am personally based in Europe and work as a Foreign Correspondent of the media.

    My editors from World News asked me to write an article which will be published on Earth Day (April 22), and in this connection to explore the water wars in Africa.

    Would agree to give a short comment about the water wars in Africa, following the questions below. Please when you answer, link your answers to the Earth Day. I would appreciate to have your answers by Wednesday noon Africa time.

    I can call you on the phone or you can send me answers via email.

    I would also highly appreciate if you can send me 2-3 (or if you want
    more) photos, which I can use for the article (related to the insufficient water in Africa and if possible, to the water wars). The photos should be in high resolution, as we are a newspaper as well.

    1) How would you comment this new phenomenon, the water wars in Africa?
    2) Which are most affected regions, when it comes to water supply in Africa? How many tribes/people are affected?
    3) What can the water wars in Africa lead to in the short/long term? What have these wars already caused to people in Africa?
    4) Are these water wars reasonable? Can they be prevented and how? Please, give examples.
    5) What was the most shocking/impressive scene you saw/heard, related to
    the water wars or the water insufficiency? Tell us story water war in Africa you witnessed/heard about?
    6) How do water wars affect the lifestyle of tribes in Africa: their culture, comprehension of nature, nourishing habits? How do the affected tribe members feel about the water insufficiency and the need to engage in war? How do they see their future?
    7) Please share anything else you think is important.

    Please let me know.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Best regards,

    Kremena Krumova
    Foreign Correspondent
    The Epoch Times
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  2. I hope I’m not too late on this issue. I’ve been wondering what the dimension of these wars that you want us to look at are – is it inter-tribal, community versus government agencies/providers, CSOs versus government etc.

    I’m asking about this because it appears the interest is just inter-tribal. But I’m convinced that when communities and CSOs confront government agencies is their failure to delivery, it is another aspect of the water wars, which deserve attention.

    Thank you.

    Auntie Ama

  3. yes , i am an enviromental journalist in D.R.Congo and report for a weekly “INFO-ENVIRONMENT” .I am also the general secretary at the congolese networkof environmental journalists “RENJE”in acronym so i want to get involved in your work too as i am already doing so .How can i manage?Roger

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