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Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2013 in Africa

Kosi Bay Wetlands

World Wetlands Day is celebrated around the world each year on the 2nd of February through lectures, nature walks, children’s art contests and community cleanup days. World Wetlands Day commemorates the adoption of the international convention on wetlands, the Ramsar Convention, which was adopted in Iran in 1971. It also aims to raise public awareness […]




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Renewable Energy Powers Water Desalination in Djibouti

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The European Union has announced that it will provide 40.5 million Euros to support the development of a new renewable energy-powered water desalination plant in Djibouti which will provide water to 200,000 inhabitants, one-fourth of the country’s population, in some of the country’s poorest areas. Djibouti suffers from an acute water shortage and has recently endured […]




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Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network launched at Africities

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The Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities (AWASLA) Network was officially launched on 4 December, during the opening day of the Africities 6 Summit in Dakar, Senegal. AWASLA aims to engage regional and international organisations, non-governmental organisations, research institutions and individuals as Associates of the Network that cooperate towards building a platform for exchanging knowledge and […]




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KPMG Finds Global Corporate Reporting Needs to Top Up on Water Scarcity

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KPMG International’s latest Sustainable Insight report reveals that the majority of the world’s largest companies lack a long term water strategy. The report suggests that while most companies are at least discussing the issue in their reports, far fewer are presenting a robust response. The report offers ways to help executives develop and communicate strategic responses to […]




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African Water Researcher Designs Innovative Dew Collector Prototype

Gabin Adaptation H20 dew collector

Gabin Koto N’Gobi’s research focuses on water. But it was the lack of water in the semi-arid northern region of his home country, Benin, which really motivated him. As part of his doctoral studies at the Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Koto N’Gobi designed a prototype for collecting dew – a design so innovative in the region that it won […]




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UMVOTO Africa

An Earth Sciences consultancy based in Muizenberg, South Africa, specialising in hydro-geological applications, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Disaster Risk Management practice.




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Uganda Water & Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET)

A national umbrella organisation for Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) in the Water and Enviroment sector in Uganda.




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Ministry of Water and Environment (Uganda)

National government ministry responsible for setting policies and standards, managing and regulating water resources and determining priorities for water development and management.




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Hope 2020

Ethiopian non-profit organization that aims to improve health, livelihoods and protect environment through natural resources management & alternative energy sources.




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Emanti Management Group

A South African group of young and expanding broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Water and Environmental Engineering companies.




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