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Water investment

  • Human health in dire straits if urgent actions are not made to protect the environment, warns landmark UN report

    March 14, 2019

    Agonza Innocent March 14, 2019 The most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years was published this week, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken. The report, which was […]

  • African Development Bank calls for scale up in implementation of sanitation targets

    March 2, 2019

    Innocent Agonza/APO Group March 2, 2019 The African Development Bank has called on development partners to scale up support for implementation of sanitation programs to fast track Africa’s progress and deliver on its promise to the continent. “Achieving the Ngor Commitments and the ambitious targets for sanitation and hygiene within the Global Development Agenda can […]

  • Bridge on Zambezi River to link, open up markets in eight African countries

    January 3, 2019

    Agonza Innocent/AfDB January 03, 2019 Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail […]

  • ‘We see its value’: Ugandan communities benefiting from agroforestry

    January 2, 2019

    Deusdedit Ruhangariyo/ Mongabay January 2, 2019  Farming communities in the western Ugandan highlands of Butanda have for generations practiced agroforestry, intercropping fruit, grains and vegetables with medicinal plants, trees and grasses on their land. The practice allows them to harvest food throughout the year, both for sustenance and to sell, provides them with timber and […]

  • Fairy Bottling Company wins first ever Zambia Water Stewardship Award

    December 17, 2018

    Newton Sibanda December 17, 2018 This year’s industry awards were of a different nature; the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) included an inaugural award recognising water stewardship by the business community. The inaugural winner of the 2018 National Water Stewardship award at a colorful gala dinner was Lusaka’s Fairy Bottling Company for continuously […]

  • African Development Bank Loans Kenya €235 Million for Completion of Thwake Dam

    November 21, 2018

    Water Journalists Africa Reporter November 21, 2018 The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved two loans worth €235.763 million for the completion of construction work on Thwake dam on Thwake River in southern Kenya. This is a strategic water supply project for the large semi-arid area of Makueni County and surrounding regions, including […]

  • Nairobi Might Head the Cape Town Way, Says Assessment by Down To Earth Magazine

    March 21, 2018

    Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) March 21, 2018 Warning bells have been sounded by Down To Earth, the magazine that Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) helps publish, on this year’s World Water Day (today) – many of the world’s leading cities will see Cape Town-like water crisis in the not too distant future. […]

  • Coming into Force of Global Biosafety Instruments Excites IPBES Vice-Chair

    March 21, 2018

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang March 21, 2018 The Ghana based Vice-Chair of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah has welcomed the coming into force of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. He said “the coming into force of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]