• The resurrection of Lake Haramaya: Hope and Challenges

    January 15, 2020

    By Konjit TeshomeFirst published by Ethiopian Observer January 15, 2019 Once upon a time, one of Ethiopia’s beautiful and famous Lakes, Lake Haramaya, was a source of life for human beings and animals and a home of beautiful birds in the eastern part of the country. Recreational events, marriage ceremonies and public Holidays were held […]

  • Countries Reform Their Water Laws As Pressures Mounts On Water Resources

    May 8, 2012

    UN-Water and UNEP May 7, 2012 Over 80 percent of countries have reformed their water laws in the past twenty years as a response to growing pressures on water resources from expanding populations, urbanization and climate change. In many cases, such water reforms have produced significant impacts on development, including improvements to drinking water access, […]

  • High Level Meeting Sets Course Towards Water and Sanitation for All

    April 21, 2012

    Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) April 20th, 2012 Government ministers from almost 40 developing countries met with UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, UK International Development Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell, Chair of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation HRH the Prince of Orange, and major donors and water […]

  • Risk of Sanitation and Water Supply Services Slipping Behind

    April 16, 2012

    By UN Water Photos by Fredrick Mugira April 16th 2012 While access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has considerably improved globally, services coverage could slip behind if adequate resources are not secured to sustain routine operations, warns the 2012 UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water – or “GLAAS” – released last […]

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Fails to Meet Access to Clean Water Goal Ahead of Time

    March 9, 2012

    Cliff Abenaitwe March 09,2012 Though the world has reached the Millennium Development Goal of cutting by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 deadline, most Africa countries are not about to. This is according to a report by the UN children agency-UNICEF and World Health […]