COP 23: Battle against Climate Change Will Be Won In Cities, Ghanaians Tipped

November 4, 2017

Ama Kudom-Agyemang November 4, 2017 As the month of November kicks off, the international community is making feverish preparations towards the forthcoming 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. Ghana like most African countries will participate in the conference, scheduled to start next […]

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Efficient Management of Agricultural Water Vital For National Attainment of SDGs – Experts Conclude

October 3, 2017

Ama Kudom-Agyemang October 03, 2017 A cross section of agricultural scientists, water experts and sector related policy makers in Ghana have established the importance of the management of agricultural water for the national attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. This was at a Forum at the end of September 2017, in Accra, organized by the […]

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FAO Roots for Unlocking Africa’s Agriculture Potential

May 16, 2017

Water Journalists Africa May 16, 2017 Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the continent’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide. Africa is also home to an abundant supply of labour for agriculture-related products and services. However, […]

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Ghana: Global Agencies Hail Africa’s Water Monitoring and Reporting System

May 7, 2017

PAMACC News Agency May 07, 2017 Stakeholders from across the globe have commended Africa’s trail-blazing web-based monitoring and reporting system for the water and sanitation sector. The laudatory remarks were made in Accra, Ghana at today’s opening of a week-long review workshop on the harmonised, region-wide monitoring and reporting framework for Water and Sanitation sector […]

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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 […]

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Nile Basin Water Journalists, Researchers Excited By a UNESCO-IHE Project Targeting Bringing Them Together

February 7, 2017

Fredrick Mugira February 07, 2017 For over 20 years Ishraga Abbas has practiced professional journalism in Sudan – one of the most water-stressed countries on the earth – she has had an ambiguous relationship with water researchers. She actually does not remember teaming up with any water researcher to work on a water story based […]

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Ethiopia: Why Conservation of Wetlands Makes Sense

February 3, 2017

Dagim Terefe February 3, 2017 As the world celebrated the 2017 World Wetlands Day on Thursday, February 2 2017, the focus this time around was on the role played by wetlands in reducing the impact of natural disasters. Defined as land areas that are flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently, wetlands are said to […]

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Feature: Sudan Struggles To Improve Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

January 1, 2017

Ishraqa Abbas Khartoum, 01 January, 2017 Sudan’s sanitation sector (safe drinking water and adequate sewage disposal) is faced with serious challenges that deem it difficult to attain this sector’s strategic objectives. One of these objectives was raising the number of persons with access to clean and safe drinking water to 82 percent and access to […]

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‘Spirit of Paris’ Continues as Governments Get Down to Implementing their New Landmark Climate Change Agreement

May 26, 2016

Water Journalists Africa May 26, 2016 The first UN climate change meeting since governments adopted the landmark Paris Agreement closed today amid a suite of positive outcomes that will support the treaty’s widely anticipated early entry into force and stronger, sustained action world-wide into the future. The nearly two week meeting saw countries push ahead […]

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