Water Cooperation And Diplomacy

Senegal to Host the First World Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa

July 2, 2018

Annita Matsika July 02, 2018 The 9th edition of the World Water Forum, the world’s biggest event on water, will be held for the first time in sub- Saharan Africa. The 9th World Water Forum, co-organized by the World Water Council and the Government of Senegal, will take place in the metropolitan area of Dakar […]

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Karuma Hydropower Project nears Completion

May 15, 2018

CAPTION: Karuma Falls on River Nile. The total project cost for the Karuma hydropower station is USD 1.7 billion and includes the generation and transmission components. Photo by Fredrick Mugira Water Journalists Africa May 15, 2018 As the 600MW Karuma Hydropower project edges towards completion, a crucial milestone is currently underway – the installation of […]

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Nile Media Debates: Getting Sudan in the Picture

May 11, 2018

EMANUELE FANTINI · May 11, 2018 May 3rd, World Press Freedom Day was celebrated all around the world. Two special – and personal – mentions: the first one for my colleague Iginio Gagliardone (University of Wits, Johannesburg), lead researchers with Nicole Streamlau (University of Oxford) and Monroe Price (University of Pennsylvania), of the UNESCO report World Trends […]

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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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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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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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Life After Gibe III Dam Construction: Kenya’s Smallest Tribe Struggles to Survive as Lake Turkana Water Recedes

November 9, 2017

In the featured video “Profiles from the Jade Sea,” we hear from Kenya’s most vulnerable people, and about their relationship with the lake. This video was produced by Benedict Moran with support from the European Journalism Center. Article by Fredrick Mugira, video by Benedict Moran November 9, 2017 For most El Molo people in Kenya, […]

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Rwanda: Villagers Evicted From Rusumo Dam Site Face Water Shortage

November 4, 2017

Mohammed M.Mupenda November 4, 2017 Water shortage has been cited as the biggest challenge hampering the income generating projects of Rwandans and Tanzanians who were evicted from both sides of Akagera River to pave way for construction of Rusumo falls power project at Rusumo. This is according to officials with the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary […]

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Museveni Cautions against Approaching River Nile Issues from a Parochial Point Of View

June 23, 2017

Orishaba Adella June 23, 2017 Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has told heads of state at the first ever summit of the Nile Basin Heads of State to work for the social transformation of their people as the ultimate guarantor of the Nile basin’s security. “All Nile Valley countries should be assisted to develop and become […]

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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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