• 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 […]

  • Water Journalists Africa Cofounder Scoops Continental Water Journalism Award

    May 26, 2018

    Newton Sibanda (L) has been consistently and qualitatively covering energy and water issues for close to two decades. May 26, 2018 WJA Reporter Newton Sibanda, a freelance journalist, in Lusaka, Zambia has been named winner of Energy/Water Reporter of the Year at the 5th edition of the African Utility Week Industry Awards. Sibanda, is one […]

  • Zambia: How Solar Power is Transforming Rural Communities

    March 1, 2018

    NEWTON SIBANDA March 1, 2018 A SOLAR powered water project has brought both relief and joy to the residents of Kalilo, an impoverished and desolate area on the northern outskirts of the mining town Chingola, about over 400 km northwest of the capital Lusaka. The residents either trekked long distances in search of water or […]

  • Drought, Floods and Chronic Water Shortages: Unholy Trinity Haunting Sikaunzwe Residents

    February 13, 2018

    Newton Sibanda February 13, 2018 IN Kazungula’s Sikaunzwe area, the combined impacts of inadequate rural water supply, saline groundwater, and the absence of effective drought and flood management have culminated in a water crisis which is taking a serious toll on the health and livelihoods of residents. During periods of drought, many families in Sikaunzwe […]

  • Zambia: Companies Invest in Water Management

    February 7, 2018

    NEWTON SIBANDA February 7, 2018 SPIRALING water challenges have evoked awareness of the commercial imperative for sound management of water resources by companies, as the private sector recognises opportunity in water stewardship. To this end, an innovative initiative has been launched to promote the business case for involvement of companies in the prudent use of […]

  • Lusaka Water Security Initiative to Recognize Outstanding Corporate Water Stewardship

    January 29, 2018

    NEWTON SIBANDA 23 January 2018 LUSAKA, Zambia-In an effort to highlight the business case for prudent management of water resources by companies, the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI) has established Zambia National Water Stewardship Award. The award, which was launched at Fringilla Lodge in Chisamba, a farming district about 50 km north of Lusaka late […]

  • 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 […]

  • Feature: Taking Stock of Lusaka’s Groundwater and Its Renewability

    November 17, 2017

    By NEWTON SIBANDA November 17, 2017. The groundwater resource underlying Lusaka is of critical importance, providing more than half of the city’s current water needs. The downside is that this all important resource is also highly vulnerable to contamination from inadequate sewerage provision and solid waste collection, industrial pollution and poorly planned development. Together with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]