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.

Zambia: Companies Invest in Water Management

February 7, 2018

NEWTON SIBANDA February 7, 2018 SPIRALING water challenges have evoked awareness of the commercial imperative for sound management of water resources by companies, as the private sector recognises opportunity in water stewardship. To this end, an innovative initiative has been launched to promote the business case for involvement of companies in the prudent use of […]

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Lusaka Water Security Initiative to Recognize Outstanding Corporate Water Stewardship

January 29, 2018

NEWTON SIBANDA 23 January 2018 LUSAKA, Zambia-In an effort to highlight the business case for prudent management of water resources by companies, the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI) has established Zambia National Water Stewardship Award. The award, which was launched at Fringilla Lodge in Chisamba, a farming district about 50 km north of Lusaka late […]

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Fighting Corruption in Forest Conservation: Kenya’s Multi-Stakeholder Task Force

January 28, 2018

Psamson Nzioki January 28, 2018 Corruption and climate change are arguably the defining challenges facing the world today. Both problems – and their solutions – are interlinked. In particular, corruption is one of the driving forces behind deforestation and forest degradation, a major cause of climate change (according to the UN, deforestation and forest degradation […]

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Volta Basin: Experts Call For Water Infrastructure Development as WISE-UP To Climate Project Winds Up

January 15, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang January 15, 2018 The “WISE-UP to Climate” project, initiated in April 2014 to demonstrate that natural ecosystems are nature based solutions for climate change adaptation and sustainable development, has come to an end. And the thinking among partners on the project is that they have been able to advance knowledge on how to […]

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Weather Warning: UN Warns La Niña May Cause Weather Chaos In 2018

January 12, 2018

Water Journalists Africa January 12, 2018 La Niña is expected to impact weather around the world in 2018, a United Nations relief official said, urging governments and the international community to act early to mitigate the impacts from this potentially destructive weather pattern and its counterpart, El Niño. “We know that the earlier we’re able […]

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Tribute to Kanyonyi from Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

December 19, 2017

Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka December 19, 2017 Dear Friends It is with great sadness to inform you about the loss of one of my favorite gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kanyonyi, the lead silverback of Mubare group who died on Friday night of 8th December 2017. Kanyonyi first fell off a tree, but while he […]

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UN Environment Assembly Calls for a Pollution-Free Planet

December 5, 2017

PAMACC News Agency December 05, 2017 Over 4,000 stakeholders converged on the green terrains of the UN office in Nairobi, Kenya this week to witness the opening ceremony of the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA3). This year’s edition of the assembly, which is the highest –level decision-making body on the environment, aspires to consider […]

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Water, Conflict and Cooperation: Managing Water Conflicts through Water Governance Decentralization

December 5, 2017

PAMACC News Agency December 05, 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number six is about ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. However, the noted increase of droughts, both in frequency and intensity blamed on climate change have resulted in increased incidences of water related conflicts due to high demand. Some of […]

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Zambia: Chongwe Residents Battle Water Crisis

November 22, 2017

Newton Sibanda November 22, 2017 CHONGWE dam, which supplies water to the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) treatment plant, is the lifeline for the district. Thus when it dries up, the effect is always devastating. Last year, for the fifth consecutive year, the dam dried up, leaving 14,568 residents of Chongwe Town without a […]

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Feature: Taking Stock of Lusaka’s Groundwater and Its Renewability

November 17, 2017

By NEWTON SIBANDA November 17, 2017. The groundwater resource underlying Lusaka is of critical importance, providing more than half of the city’s current water needs. The downside is that this all important resource is also highly vulnerable to contamination from inadequate sewerage provision and solid waste collection, industrial pollution and poorly planned development. Together with […]

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