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Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa to be key feature of AU summitAfrican Development Bank | 24 Jan 2012
The programme is the culmination of various efforts to develop Africas vital infrastructure and merges a number of continental infrastructure initiatives. These include the NEPAD Short Term Action Plan, the NEPAD Medium to Long-Term Strategic Framework, and the African Unions Infrastructure...
allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa: Les habitants de Goma expos's ? des maladies hydriquesfr.allafrica.com | 23 Jan 2012
Il est 6 heures du matin à Himbi, quartier qui longe le lac Kivu aux abords de Goma, dans le Nord-Kivu, en RDC. Hommes, femmes et jeunes filles viennent s'approvisionner en eau à la "plage du peuple", un des plus grands points de puisage d'eau de Goma. De nombreux habitants de Keshero, Katindo, Himbi, Majengo et autres quartiers non desservis en eau potable parcourent de très longues distances pour venir chercher de l'eau.
3rd International Forum on Water and FoodIUCN | 20 Jan 2012
More than 300 participants gathered in Tshwane, South Africa for the 3rd International Forum on Water and Food to address issues related to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource management.
Bénin : un accès équitable à l'eaumediaterre.org | 20 Jan 2012
Le Ministère béninois des Mines, de l'Energie et de l'Eau vient de sortir un rapport chiffré de ses activités lors de l'année dernière. Du document transparaît les multiples initiatives engagées par l'autorité de tutelle pour mieux distribuer l'eau sur l'étendue du territoire national. En effet,...
SWAZILAND: Fledgling environmental authority up against big businessIRIN News | 18 Jan 2012
MBABANE 18 January 2012 (IRIN) - Recently hundreds of dead fish floated to the surface of a stream which was the only water source for a rural community in Swaziland's drought-prone eastern region. A local sugar processing plant admitted to accidentally discharging toxic effluent into the stream, and brought in water tanks to supply the community until clean-up operations could be completed.
AfDB promotes improved access to water, sanitation and health services in rural and urban UgandaAfrican Development Bank | 18 Jan 2012
The African Development Bank and the Government of Uganda signed two separate agreements on 12 January to finance projects to improve health services delivery and access to water and sanitation in both urban and rural areas of Uganda, with a total investment of USD 155.8 million. This double deal is expected to boost the countrys efforts to meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goals for health, water and sanitation.
Michel Camdessus: Accelerating the development of the water sector in AfricaAfrican Development Bank | 17 Jan 2012
n visite à la Banque, les 12 et 13 janvier 2012, dans le cadre de la mobilisation des ressources pour l'Initiative pour l'alimentation en eau et l'assainissement en milieu rural et la Facilité africaine de leau, Michel Camdessus, a déclaré : Nous devons passer à une stratégie dont lAfrique...
Sixth World Water Forum-Partnership for Strengthening Water Security in AfricaAfrican Development Bank | 16 Jan 2012
The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Ministers Council on Water and the Government of France, is hosting a conference on water security in Africa in the context of the 6th World Water Forum. The event will bring together over 300 participants, including African finance and water ministers, as well as development partners to discuss ways to accelerate the development of the water sector in Africa.
AfDB promotes greater access to water and sanitation for rural communities in UgandaAfrican Development Bank | 12 Jan 2012
Up to 2.4 million people in rural areas and small towns across Uganda should have improved access to water supply and sanitation by 2016. This follows the African Development Bank (AfDB) signing on 11 January of USD 67 million package to finance the implementation of Ugandas Water and Sanitation Programme. The project aligns with Ugandas national goal to increase access to water supply and sanitation services, to achieve 100 percent coverage by 2035.(...)
Installation du comité du bassin hydrographique "Chott Chergui" à OranAlgérie Presse Service | 06 Jan 2012
ORAN - Le comité du bassin hydrographique "Oranie-Chott Chergui" a été installé jeudi au siège de l'agence du bassin à Oran. Le comité du bassin hydrographique est composé de 25 membres, soit 11 représentant l'administration, cinq (5) les collectivités territoriales et le reste des membres...
KENYA: Walking Metres Rather Than Kilometres to Fetch Waterips.org | 03 Jan 2012
By Protus OnyangoWomen from the Kadokoi community water project show how they use drip irrigation to grow vegetables with water from their borehole. / Protus Onyango/IPS NAIROBI, Jan 3 (IPS) – The acute lack of water in Kenya means families have to trek long distances every day to fetch...
African Water Facility to commit approximately €25 million in 2012African Development Bank | 15 Dec 2011
In 2012, the African Water Facility (AWF) expects to commit about €25 million to 22 new projects that will contribute to climate adaptation and mitigation.Adaptation projects include large scale water infrastructure, such as multiple-use dams to meet hydro-electric, water supply and agriculture needs. Others focus on improving urban water and solid waste management, as well as long term investment plans for the management of trans-boundary water resources.
Growing Calls for Water to be Prioritisedips.org | 05 Dec 2011
By Joshua Kyalimpa Access to water is an urgent issue here in the Southern Africa region. / Mantoe Phakathi/IPSDURBAN, South Africa, Dec 5 (IPS) – Efforts to establish water as an agenda item in its own right in climate change negotiations are gaining momentum in Durban, South Africa....
Ghana: donors urged to help prevent corruption in the water sectorwashafrica.wordpress.com | 05 Dec 2011
The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has appealed to donor agencies to introduce anti-corruption policies and tools in all their water sector activities. This was one of the recommendations of Ghanas National Water Supply Integrity Study  undertaken by GII as part of the Transparency and...
GEF approves USD 20.5 million grant for Lake Chad Basin Regional ProgramAfrican Development Bank | 23 Nov 2011
At its 41st Council Meeting held in Washington, D.C. on 9 and10 November 2011, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved a grant of USD 20.5 million for the Lake Chad Basin Regional Program for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Efficiency.The African...