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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...

Water disasters: Mombasa faces wrath of nature

Mombasa City, the gem of Africa’s Coastline and the dream travel destination of many tourists worldwide, is not just facing the threat of ‘drowning’ over rising sea level. The ground on which this Coastal city is sitting on is also swaying under...

Walking…so Africa’s kids have access to water

When Emerson students learned one billion people in the world don’t have access to clean water, they raised funds to improve a crude well for a South Africa school. Watching a video of kids at a South Africa school pulling a basketball out of...

Weekly state of the reservoirs on 2012-04-30

Limpopo                                              Hartbeespoort(NW)                                                       (186.44)                97.0% Olifantsnek(NW)                                                             ...

Nano-based water treatment solutions

We’re a thirsty species. Humans can’t survive without fresh, clean, drinking water, yet we sprang to life on a planet where 97.5% of water is useless to us. What’s left for us to drink is becoming more and more polluted by...