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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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Zambia: Government gets AfDB and World Bank loans for Water and hydroelectric power projects

February 22, 2015

Newton Sibanda February 22, 2015 Zambia has contracted a loan of US$15 million from the African development Bank (AfDB) for implementation of a water supply and sanitation project in 16 districts of Western Province. Chief Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says government has prioritized the region in accordance with its pro-poor policies. “The project will contribute […]

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Danish Government Boosts Safe Water Access in Zambia

February 17, 2015

Newton Sibanda February 17, 2015 The Danish government has granted Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company (KWSC) a US$104 million grant to improve water supply in its areas of operation on the Copperbelt. KWSC board chairperson Sydney Matamwandi says the loan obtained is in line with the firm’s objective of improving service provision to all consumers […]

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