Strengthening Water Security in Africa

At the Sixth World Water Forum being held in Marseille, France, leaders, experts and other stakeholders are discussing strategies aimed at boosting water security in Africa.

South Africa: A child pushes a wheelbarrow carrying water containers.

  • Africa:  A Little Green Water Rain Can Go a Long Way and Feed Many More

    Worldwatch Institute, 15 March 2012

    Our bread, meat, milk and bananas, whatever we eat demands water--more or less depending on the type of food. Agriculture is the primary water user reaching up to 90 percent of ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Harare Gets U.S.$100 Million for Water

    The Herald, 16 March 2012

    HARARE City Council has secured US$100 million from the Development Bank of Southern Africa for water and sewer upgrading. The money is expected to improve water and sanitation ... read more »

  • Africa:  Aiming for a Predictable Water Supply, 13 March 2012

    As the Sixth World Water Forum is being held in Marseille, France, this week, AllAfrica looks at the lack of predictable water supplies and challenges to building infrastructure to ... read more »

  • Africa:  Four Countries Embrace Dutch Water Management

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 14 March 2012

    The Netherlands wants other countries to follow its lead on sustainable protection of low-lying river deltas. The 6th World Water Forum is taking place this week in Marseille. At ... read more »

  • Africa:  Continent Hopeful of Achieving Water and Sanitation MDGs

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 8 March 2012

    More Africans have access to safe, clean water, but progress has been slow and mixed across the continent, according to a new report from the African Development Bank (AfDB). read more »



  • Africa:  World Water Forum Ministerial Declaration Fails to Respond to Water, Sanitation Crises

    Green Cross International, 14 March 2012

    The Ministerial Declaration issued yesterday at the ongoing World Water Forum has failed to rise up to the challenges posed by the global water crisis, says Green Cross ... read more »

  • Africa:  Strengthening Water Security in Africa

    African Development Bank, 12 March 2012

    The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Ministers Council on Water, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the ... read more »

River blindness is a constant risk for those fetching water from streams (file photo).