• Tana River Bears the Cost of Development

    January 15, 2020

    Geoffrey KamadiFirst Published by Science Africa January 15, 2020 It could easily pass for anybody’s idea of paradise on earth. The lush vegetation lining River Tana’s banks is so luxurious, that movement is made near-impossible at certain sections of the river channel. No two mdau boats (dug-out canoes made usually from the almond tree (Terminalia catappa) trunk […]

  • EU-Funded Water and Sanitation Projects in Africa Not Sustainable, Say Auditors

    October 14, 2012

    Newton Sibanda October 14, 2012 The majority of the water and sanitation projects funded by the European Union (EU) in six African countries are not sustainable, says the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The European Commission (EC) maintains that most of the audited projects were approved before it had implemented quality control reforms. The ECA)- […]

  • Ethiopia Receives New Boost of Investment in Sanitation and Hygiene

    August 22, 2012

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Water Journalists Africa Network August 22, 2012 Ethiopia will receive an additional boost from the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) which officially announced a US$ 5 million investment through its Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) to help the government of Ethiopia achieve its Universal Access Plan in […]

  • Six Journalists Win Prestigious Media Awards Geared Towards Improving Reporting On Water, Sanitation

    August 22, 2012

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) August 21st, 2012 Six journalists have been named as winners of the “WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues. The journalists and their winning entries are: • Alain Tossounon (Benin): “Access to safe water […]

  • Zambia: Up to 4.081 Billion USD Needed to Provide Reliable Water Supply

    August 21, 2012

    Newton Sibanda August 20th, 2012 Zambia’s commercial water utility companies need an investment worth US$4.081 billion in the next 29 years as a roadmap to provide reliable water supply to both urban and peri-urban areas, a latest Urban and Peri-urban Water Supply and Sanitation sector report has revealed. In order to address the investment gap […]

  • Kenya: Yala Swamp on Deathbed

    August 10, 2012

    Mary Mwendwa August 10, 2012 Up to some 60 percent of global wetlands have been destroyed in the past 100 years as people search for land to settle on, farm and establish several other types of investments. Wetlands which cover 6 percent of the world’s surface provide a range of environmental services, including water filtration […]

  • Tanzania: Severe Water Shortage Hits Parts of the Country

    August 1, 2012

    Paul Mallimbo July 31, 2012 Severe shortage of water in small town of Maganzo, in Songwa ward, Kishapu District in Shinyanga region, has caused residents to carry water when they are going for treatment at Maganzo Clinic. Patients are forced to carry between one and three 20 liter gallons, depending on the need of water […]

  • Kenya: Rivers on Verge of Drying Up as Degradation of Chepsir Forest Soars

    July 16, 2012

    Mary Mwendwa July 16, 2012 Residents of Chepsir Tea zone settlement scheme cry foul over the effects of human-wildlife conflict, logging and charcoal burning on conservation efforts of the Chepsir forest in Kenya. The famous forest is located in the South Western part of Mau block in Chepsir village, Kepkelion district in Kericho County. Chepsir […]

  • Three MDGs on Poverty, Slums and Water Achieved

    July 3, 2012

    UN Public Information Department And WaterSan Perspective Reporter July 3, 2012 Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says this year’s Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), launched yesterday by UN Secretary‐General Ban Ki‐moon. Meeting the remaining targets, while challenging, is possible ─ but only […]