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...
Awards will go to scientists in Ghana, TanzaniaSCIDEV.NET | 09 Nov 2011
A scheme that provides three-year awards for collaborative research projects between UK and African researchers is to enter a second round.Phase one of the scheme saw 33 researchers in the priority fields of agriculture, water and sanitation, basic health research, biodiversity and energy receive...
Africa Nears Agreement on Continental Infrastructure Plan With Accord in MoroccoAfrican Development Bank | 31 Oct 2011
The development of infrastructure is not something Africa can postpone. It is at the very core of the development of our continent to bring truly inclusive and sustainable economic growth over the long term. he said. PIDA (Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa) promotes the development of regional and continental infrastructure projects in transport, energy, information and telecommunications technologies (ICT), as well as trans-boundary water.
EGYPT: Major headaches for water plannersIRIN News | 18 Oct 2011
SHARQIA 18 October 2011 (IRIN) - Leaking water pipes, evaporation and a rapidly growing population may be significant concerns for those trying to manage and plan water supplies in Egypt, but compounding such problems - and forcing Egyptians to rethink how they use water - is the threat posed by downstream countries which also want to take more water from the Nile, say observers.
GHANA: Doctors fear coming rains will fuel choleraIRIN News | 01 Apr 2011
Health officials in Ghana are worried the rainy season, due to start in April, will fuel the spread of cholera, which has killed at least 69 people and stricken more than 5,000 in the past few months. Five of Ghanas 10 regions are affected, with Accra seeing the highest number of deaths to date - 36.
Africa: U.N. Water Conference Focuses on CitiesAllAfrica.com | 22 Mar 2011
Cape Town — As a U.N. conference on water opens in South Africa today, the country's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has repeated warnings that the country faces a water supply crisis. Experts attending the three-day conference will consider the challenges posed by growing demands, migration and water resources potentially limited by careless use and climate change.
Tanzania: Rain Water Harvesting Improves Lives of Small Farmersfeedproxy.google.com | 22 Mar 2011
"If there's a bad year, we can stay up to 20 days without rain. The young crops die, that's the problem over here", says Rabiet E. Mkumbwa, 60, in front of his home in from Mwembe village in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro region.
Early Rains Rekindle Interest in Rainwater Harvestingips.org | 06 Jan 2011
In Thembekie Gwebus yard under the roof leaves stands a curious giant green plastic container with a plastic pipe connected to the gutter. She has been asked a number of times by curious visitors and passers-by what the contraption is, and she happily explains. Gwebu, a 60-something year-old...
Miracle man eases village's water woesAfricaFiles | 26 Dec 2010
This is a story of how one man took an initiative and used simple tools that resulted in life-giving water being available. This was more than a World Bank financed bureaucracy could accomplish.
Malawi: Miracle Man Eases Village's Water WoesInter Press Service | 21 Dec 2010
Hermes Chimombo, a welder in his 50s, is a revered man in the impoverished Naotcha Township. Armed with rudimentary tools and a passion to ease peoples suffering, he has tapped a spring in the mountain above the slum to provide water for its 25,000 residents. Go back to 1998. On any given night,...
Access to safe drinking water a human rightAfricaFiles | 20 Dec 2010
Adopted in consensus, this resolution by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva affirms "that the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is derived from the right to an adequate standard of living and inextricably related to the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, as well as the right to life and human dignity". AB
Water crisis in South Africa - opportunitiesAfricaFiles | 29 Nov 2010
South Africa is a water stressed nation. The dams in that nation currently capture nearly 80% of available water to supply people and industries. This is the highest proportion of water capture of any nation. However, stewardship of this resource must be improved. There are examples in this article of inaction, but Ashton also proposes positive and attainable alternatives. AB
MADAGASCAR: New Livelihoods to Protect A River's LifeInter Press Service | 25 Nov 2010
The Nosivolo River has the greatest concentration of freshwater fish species in Madagascar. Strengthening protection of the river's biodiversity has involved transforming the livelihoods of local people. Species that were on the road to disappearing are now regaining strength thanks to strict...
Kenya: Water shortage sparks fears of disease outbreakDaily Nation | 25 Nov 2010
An acute shortage of water has sparked fears of a disease outbreak in Jomvu in Kilindini District. Residents in the area are now using untreated water from bore-holes due to destruction of the main water pipe by a private developer. More than 2,500 residents of Mtaa wa Swahili said they have been forced to use bore-hole water, which they said might be contaminated.
New atlas shows Africa's vulnerable water resources in striking detailUNEP | 25 Nov 2010
The major challenges facing Africa's water resources have been laid out in striking clarity in a new atlas compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Africa Water Atlas uses hundreds of 'before and after' shots, detailed new maps and satellite images from 53 countries to show the problems facing Africa's water supplies, such as the drying of Lake Chad and the erosion of the Nile Delta, as well as new, successful methods of conserving water.
Egypt says "amazed" by Ethiopia's Nile remarksReuters | 23 Nov 2010
Egypt said it was "amazed" by Ethiopia's suggestion on Tuesday that Cairo might turn to military action in a row over the Nile waters, saying it did not want confrontation and was not backing rebels there.
Water Out of Thin Air for South African Schoolips.org | 22 Nov 2010
It takes a moment to understand what the six-metre high net has been set up to capture: water. The Tshiavha Primary Schools water supply is pulled out of the fog that rises over this mountainous part of South Africas Limpopo Province. The schools fog net traps 2,500 litres of water per day, more...
Ethiopians want more from sacred Nile watersThe East African | 15 Nov 2010
Here in the shadow of Mount Gish, the spring water that forms the Blue Nile is believed to have healing powers, but Ethiopians say that is the only benefit they get from the mighty river. "These waters are sacred, they perform miracles for the sick," Berhanu Melak, an elderly farmer, told AFP as he filled a metal trough with water for the throngs of white-cloaked men and women who have been queuing since the early hours in this town 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Addis Ababa.
KENYA: Water suppliers "unfair to the poor"IRIN News | 09 Nov 2010
NAIROBI, 8 November 2010 (IRIN) - The poor in Kenya pay more for water than the rich, but even then millions do not have enough, mainly because provision is skewed, an advocacy group has said. "The absence of a formula-based approach to budget allocation at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation has led to large inequities for water access in Kenya, with the poor paying more compared with the rich...