Tag Archives: Water

Tanzania: Water is life

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“Hospitals are few and far between, so these dispensaries offer a strategic value for the local villagers and citizens around the area as a means by which to get healthcare and learn about healthcare,” said Palik. “This dispensary and the schools did not have any water catchments on site, so we are bringing them this capability so they can serve ...

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Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water visits Sweden

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On 14-16 May, Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water João Baptista Borges is visiting Sweden with a delegation. The main focus of the visit is to promote a business exchange between Sweden and Angola. The visit is also a follow-up of of the visits to Angola by Minister for Trade Ewa Björling in May 2013 and Minister for Enterprise Annie ...

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Teabag for World’s Thirsty

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“[There is] water, water everywhere, not any drop to drink” – Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Neither when the floods hit Pakistan, nor when an earthquake devastated Japan in 2011 or tsunami overwhelmed Haiti earlier this year, drinkable water supplies survived to cater the residents. With dirty water flooding cities, filtration plants have been damaged and ...

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AfDB to Cooperate with South Sudan in Water Sector

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The USD 5.4 million grant will benefit some 170,000 people living in those 11 towns The African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) has approved a grant for an assessment study of a water supply and sanitation program for 11 small and medium-sized towns in South Sudan. The USD 5.4 million grant, extended from the Fragile States Facility, will benefit some 170,000 ...

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Mali to Receive US $75.5 Million Soft Loan to Finance a Drinking Water Supply Project in Bamako

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The African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) approved on Wednesday, October 9 a US $75.5 million (UA 50 million) soft loan for Mali to help the country finance a drinking water supply project in Bamako. The project aims to produce an additional 144, 000 cubic metres of drinking water per day from Kabala locality to be supplied to the capital, Bamako. ...

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The 2013 edition of the ground breaking High Level Forum on water and sanitation in Africa: A platform for expanded business opportunities for investors

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The November 21 to 23 High Level Forum on water and sanitation for all in Africa (http://hlf.wsafrica.org) presents an unprecedented opportunity for potential investors in water, sanitation and affordable housing businesses in Africa. The forum assembles Heads of States, Finance Ministers, Water and Sanitation Ministers, investors and donors from southern countries and also from the north, private businesses and trade ...

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SA: Commission to host water research symposium

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The Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with the Departments of Water Affairs (DWA) and Science and Technology (DST), will host a two-day Water Research and Development Symposium at the CSIR International Convention Centre, which kicks off on Wednesday, 25 September. The symposium will be held under the theme ‘Local Water Solutions for Global Impact’. The aim of the symposium ...

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WSA and the Ivorian Government are organising the 2013 High-Level Forum on Water and Sanitation for All

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800 participants are expected in Abidjan from 21 to 23 November 2013 “To promote vibrant and effective South-South cooperation to accelerate access to hygiene, sanitation, and drinking water for all in Africa”. This is the theme of the 2013 High-Level Forum on Water and Sanitation for All. Originally set up by the Pan-African Intergovernmental Agency for Water and Sanitation for ...

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Ancient Egyptian river could be revived for farming

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By Ian Randall – SciDev.Net Image – Andy Johnstone / Panos A 5,000-year-old river could be resurrected to bring sustainable agriculture to one of the planet’s rainiest yet driest deserts, according to a study, which proposes an ambitious engineering scheme for Egypt that the country’s government is now reviewing. The desert of the Sinai Peninsula receives the most rainfall of ...

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Mali: Water and electricity still in short supply in northern cities

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In northern Mali, which has been experiencing armed conflict for nearly 16 months, hard-hit communities need better access to water. Since April 2012 the ICRC has been providing fuel to produce the electricity required to distribute much of the drinking water in three major cities. To date, the ICRC has provided more than 1.5 million litres of fuel to keep ...

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