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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...

Nereda wastewater technology pioneer honoured

The individual largely responsible for developing the revolutionary Nereda® aerobic granular sludge wastewater treatment technology, Professor Mark van Loosdrecht from the University of Delft in The Netherlands, is to receive the Lee Kuan Yew Water...

DWA takes legal action against four mines

Water Affairs has taken legal action against four mines that continued operating without water-use licences despite being told to comply, Deputy Water Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Wednesday. She told a media briefing at Parliament...