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.
A man loads water collected from Lake Kivu onto his bicycle for sale in the rebel-held city of Goma, DRC.
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 emergenciesread more »
South Africa: Govt Looks to Curb Water Wastage
SAnews.gov.za, 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 »
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'
SouthAfrica.info, 10 January 2013
Imagine taking a bath anywhere, at any time, without using the traditional method of water.read more »
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 »