Author: Water Journalists Africa

Legitimately registered in Uganda, Water Journalists Africa was established in 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa with support from the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication. Water Journalists Africa has since 2011, partnered with various international and Africa based organizations such as the UN-Water, The Water Channel, Water Integrity Network, 2030 Water Resources Group and UNESCO-IHE among several others to enhance reporting on Integrated Water Resources Management in Africa and promote interaction among African Journalists who report on water. Some 700 journalists from 50 African countries to date are members of this network making it certainly the largest media network on the continent.

World Water Day: Nigeria Faces a Major Water Crisis

March 21, 2018

PAMACC News Agency March 21, 2018 Between February and March 2017, three students of Queens College Lagos; Vivian Osuinyi, Bithia Itula and Praise Sodipo, died from consuming water from a contaminated water tank in the school. The story made headlines as a result of the magnitude of the issue and the effect of negligence on […]

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World Water Day: School Children in Ghana Monitor Water Quality as Part of 2018 World Water Day Celebration

March 21, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang March 21, 2018 Every March 22, the international community celebrates World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Nature for Water.” The aim is to demonstrate the potential of nature-based solutions for water and how they can be considered for water management policy and practice. All over the world, preparations have been on-going for […]

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IHE Delft Boosts Sustainable Water Services Management in Uganda’s Small Towns

March 20, 2018

Saphira Nahabwe March 20, 2018 Some water wells and streams in drier villages of north and north-eastern Uganda are drying up again. But, a number of families in these villages are not worried. For, they will no longer depend on vagaries of these water resources to meet their water needs. Now, National Water and Sewerage […]

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Africa Quests to Transit to Cleaner Mobility

March 15, 2018

PAMACC News Agency March 15, 2018 Governments from over 41 African countries alongside private sector, civil society and development partners, are in Nairobi this week to explore ways of achieving cleaner mobility across the region. The week-long meeting which is dubbed “the Africa clean mobility week” seeks to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas […]

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Lake Chad Basin: Experts Call For Recharging of Shrining Lake Chad with Water from Outside the Basin

March 1, 2018

PAMACC News Agency March 01, 2018 The Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) Engr. Sanusi Abdullahi, has said there would be no solution to the shrinking of the Lake Chad that does not involve recharging the Lake with water from outside the basin. Sanusi was delivering a speech at the International Conference […]

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Zambia: How Solar Power is Transforming Rural Communities

March 1, 2018

NEWTON SIBANDA March 1, 2018 A SOLAR powered water project has brought both relief and joy to the residents of Kalilo, an impoverished and desolate area on the northern outskirts of the mining town Chingola, about over 400 km northwest of the capital Lusaka. The residents either trekked long distances in search of water or […]

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Why Is No Water Coming Out Of my Tap?: Taking Stock of Cape Town Water Crisis

February 20, 2018

Stacey F Williams and Shoks Mnisi Mzolo February 20, 2018 The protracted drought afflicting Cape Town means many things to different people. It exposes Africa’s most beautiful city for its litany of contradictions and threatens its share of tourism revenue as holidaymakers look elsewhere. The crisis, precipitated by the merciless climate change, is also something […]

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Ghana’s Former President John Kufuor Urges Leaders Not to Abandon the Fight against Climate Change

February 19, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang February 19, 2018 Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor has stated that, “it will be a mistake and a very sad one, for humanity to throw up our hands and abandon our fight against climate change.” He explained that climate change “is very real and its related natural disasters and associated problems are […]

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Drought, Floods and Chronic Water Shortages: Unholy Trinity Haunting Sikaunzwe Residents

February 13, 2018

Newton Sibanda February 13, 2018 IN Kazungula’s Sikaunzwe area, the combined impacts of inadequate rural water supply, saline groundwater, and the absence of effective drought and flood management have culminated in a water crisis which is taking a serious toll on the health and livelihoods of residents. During periods of drought, many families in Sikaunzwe […]

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Waste Dumping in Africa Worries UN Environment

February 7, 2018

PAMACC News Agency February 7, 2018 The Africa regional director of United Nations Environment, Julliette Biao Koudenoukpo has called on African countries that have ratified the Bamako Convention to work in synergy with the private sector to better reinforce and drive actions against toxic waste dumping in the continent. She noted that waste dumping in […]

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