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.
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 »
allAfrica.com, 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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).
Green Cross International, 12 March 2012
The world must urgently respond to the global water crisis to prevent conflicts, ensure fair access to this life-giving resource, and reduce unsustainable use of water and other... read more »
Tanzania: Putting an End to Water Blues
Tanzania Daily News, 15 March 2012
ACCORDING to statistics from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, only 58.7 per cent of rural communities and 84 per cent of urban dwellers use clean and safe water.read more »