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Ten innovations in industrial automation

Major enhancements to Rockwell Automation’s integrated architecture system have helped manufacturers and machine builders worldwide to optimise their plants and machines. The top ten innovations include: A new midrange control platform for high...

Namibian villagers appeal for potable water

Access to clean drinking water remains a privilege for many Namibians, with villagers in remote areas faring the worst in most cases. The residents of Mangamba village in eastern Kavango have requested government to provide them with new water...

National water policy for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s government is crafting a national water policy in response to the fast deteriorating quality of surface and groundwater sources in the country, Water Resources Development and Management Minister Sipepa Nkomo has disclosed. The quality...

Lack of support to tackle water scarcity

In July of 2010 the United Nations (UN) General Assembly voted that all human beings have the essential right to clean drinking water and proper sanitation. This motion was part of a greater initiative to promote the issue of a global water...

Financing programme to preserve water resources

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) launched a financing programme that seeks to protect and promote public health and preserve water resources in the country. In fact, it already set aside an initial amount of P600 million for the...

Zambian government launches community water project

The Zambian government on Monday launched the US$63 million (about K328 billion) Nkana Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Kitwe with a directive to all councils to demolish illegal structures countrywide. Local Government and Housing Minister...

Fuel crisis impacts water and sanitation services

As the fuel crisis enters its fifth month, Oxfam partner Coastal Municipal Water Utility (CMWU) says the situation is critical, with up to 40% of the 1.6 million population under blockade getting water in their houses only once every four days. The...

UNESCO launches groundwater initiative in Africa

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in collaborations with Kenya, Ethiopia and Somali governments have launched a joint groundwater initiative that aims at alleviating the impact of drought in the Horn of Africa. The...