African Govts Work to Conserve Water

Rapid urbanization and changes in climatic conditions have forced countries to invest in the protection and preservation of their water sources, writes IRIN.

  • Africa:  Protecting Water Pays Dividends

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 17 January 2013

    As soaring temperatures and rapid urbanization threaten water security, countries are beginning to invest in the protection and preservation of their water sources, a new report ... read more »

A man loads water collected from Lake Kivu onto his bicycle for sale in the rebel-held city of Goma, DRC.

  • Kenya:  Local Water APP Wins Global Contest

    The Star, 18 January 2013

    A locally developed SMS based application, MajiRipoti, has emerged top in a global contest.The app is aimed at improving role of water service providers, which is a major problem ... read more »

  • Africa:  Sanitation - Urban Water Woes

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 2 January 2013

    Aid in an urbanizing world - A series of articles on challenges and changes humanitarian workers are confronting in urban emergencies read more »

  • South Africa:  Govt Looks to Curb Water Wastage, 3 September 2012

    Despite being a water-scarce country, South Africa faces extremely high levels of water wastage with confirmation of loses at municipalities estimated to be close to 50 percent. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UNEP Launches Pioneering Water Initiative to Protect the Supply of Safe Water to Kinshasa

    United Nations Environment Program, 18 December 2012

    Investments needed are expected to be upscaled to circa US$10 million over a five-year period. read more »

  • South Africa:  South African 'Develops Waterless Bath', 10 January 2013

    Imagine taking a bath anywhere, at any time, without using the traditional method of water. read more »

  • Namibia:  MCA Offers Help to Northern Communal Farmers

    New Era, 21 January 2013

    For many farmers in the north of the country, the days of drawing water in buckets for livestock are over, thanks to the assistance of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Irrigation - Africa's Missing Link

    The Herald, 21 January 2013

    African Union Commission chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dhlamini-Zuma has re-emphasised the importance of agriculture, as "the backbone of Africa's economy". In her 2013 New Year's ... read more »