Water investment

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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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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Zambia Invests $42 Million in Development of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Network

October 3, 2017

03 October 2017 Newton Sibanda The Zambian Government and the Western Water and Sewerage Company (WWSC) have signed a US$42.2 million on –lending and grant agreement. Of the total amount, US$5.3 million is a loan and US$6.9 million a grant for water and sanitation programmes in the provincial capital Mongu, Sesheke, Senanga, and Kaoma districts […]

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Tanzania Ventures into Wind Energy

August 25, 2017

WJA network member in Tanzania August 25, 2017 Development of two wind energy projects across Tanzania by Emerging Market Power (EMP) kicks off in 2019. Development of two wind projects across Tanzania by Emerging Market Power (EMP) kicks off in 2019. According to a report shared by EMP, the Met Mast, which is the device […]

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U.S. Government aids Drought-hit Namibia

June 2, 2017

WaterSan Perspective Reporter in Namibia June 02, 2017 United States Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton has handed over the first of eight water tanker trucks to NamWater, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry, as part of the U.S. government’s current drought assistance to Namibia. Following President Hage Geingob’s state of emergency declaration last year, […]

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African Ministers Adopt Durban Declaration for Accelerating SDGs Implementation

March 28, 2017

PAMACC March 28, 2017 Arising from the 2017 World Water Day Celebrations and the Global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017 entitled: “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource” which ended yesterday in Durban, the Republic of South Africa, water and sanitation ministers from across Africa have adopted the Durban Political Declaration for accelerating the […]

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Nigeria: Government Petitioned To Prioritize Water to Achieve SDGs

March 22, 2017

WaterSan Perspective Reporter March 22, 2017 In commemoration of the 2017 World Water Day on March 22nd, the Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) has called on governments at all levels in Nigeria to focus on water issues and match commitments with actions by allocating significant portions of their budget to projects that […]

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South Africa Gets Ready For UN World Water Day Summit and Expo

March 21, 2017

WaterSan Perspective Reporter March 21, 2017 South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, who is also the Chairperson of the Heads of State Committee on the United Nations (UN) High Level Panel on Water, will tomorrow Wednesday, 22 March 2017, officially open the United Nations (UN) World Water Day Summit and Expo in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. […]

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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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Zambia and DR Congo Strike A Deal on Management of Luapula River

March 1, 2017

Newton Sibanda March 01, 2017 ZAMBIA and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in the process of establishing the Luapula River Authority (LRA) to manage shared water resources between the two countries. Zambia’s Minister of Energy David Mabumba said the riparian states are discussing the establishment an authority to manage the Luapula River joint […]

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