Water Resources

Tanzania: Too Few Latrines to Prevent Cholera Outbreak in Mbeya’s Gold Mining Communities

May 24, 2018

One among many gold ore crusher plants scattered in Chunya District, they are busy throughout the day but their operators do not have enough latrines that could prevent cholera outbreaks. Felix Mwakyembe May 24, 2018 Joseph James, a resident of Dar es Salaam City, supports his family by selling water to small scale gold miners at […]

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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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African Leaders Losing Faith in Global Climate Change Financing Discussions

May 4, 2018

PAMACC News Agency May 4, 2018 Africa continues to suffer enormous social and economic losses in billions of dollars as a result of climate change impacts. A vulnerable continent that is burning and flooding at the same time needs finance to be able to achieve mitigation, adaptation and technology goals. But without a clear roadmap […]

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UN Climate Change Negotiations Kicked Off

April 30, 2018

WJA Reporter April 30, 2018 The UN climate change negotiations have kicked off today in Bonn, Germany. The negotiations that will take place from 30 April to10 May 2018, come at a critical time as countries work to finalise the rules and processes to operationalise the Paris Agreement, while the impacts of climate change continue […]

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Ghana: Apathy Fails Nature Based Solutions for Water Challenges

April 30, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang April 30, 2018 Water experts agree that “21st century water challenges” especially that of meeting the increasing global demand for water due to population growth, can be addressed through nature based solutions (NBS). These solutions include the proper management and protection of freshwater ecosystems such as wetlands, floodplains and forests around the heads […]

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New Study Reveals Threats and Climate Adaptation Opportunities in Kenya’s Arid Lands

April 13, 2018

PAMACC News Agency April 13, 2018 A team of scientists from the Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) on April 11, 2018 shared all the key research findings of four different thematic studies conducted in Kenya under the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project. “The Kenya government is now focusing on the “Big Four” agenda […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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