14 May 2013 - 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
lusaKa, Zambia — The Zambian government is now prepared to join the Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM), Zambian Energy Minister Yamfwa Mukanga announced last week.
13 May 2013 - 09:39 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (Namibian Economist) — After years of negotiations, the national water utility, NamWater has finally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AREVA that will pave the way for negotiations and the signing of an off-tak
5 Apr 2013 - 08:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — A French-Egyptian consortium has applied to a Namibian court to block the award of a $312 million USD dam construction contract to Italy’s Salini SpA.
8 Mar 2013 - 10:56 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (Namibian) — The City of Windhoek, together with NamWater, yesterday cautioned water users in central Namibia, and Windhoek in particular, to start using water sparingly as the wells supplying water to these
3 Dec 2012 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (The Namibian) — The Namibia government has decided to subsidise water supply to the “very and genuinely poor” of the country, the minister of agriculture, water and forestry, John Mutorwa, announced in Parlia
28 Sep 2012 - 09:27 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (SciDevNet) — The extraction of the much needed water from a large underground aquifer in northern Namibia may need to wait for further studies, officials have warned at a water investment conference. The
21 Sep 2012 - 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — Namibia will spend an estimated $388 million USD to build a second seawater reverse osmosis plant and other water infrastructure by 2017.
14 Sep 2012 - 09:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Geneva, switzerland — A UN special rapporteur told representatives at the 21st session of the UN General Assembly Human Rights Council on September 12 that she is encouraged by water and sanitation services in countri
14 Sep 2012 - 09:15 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (Namibia Economist) — According to President Hifikepunye Pohamba, water is fundamental to all social and economic activities in the country and elsewhere in the world.
23 Aug 2012 - 11:06 by Local Press Report
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK (The Namibian) — The City of Windhoek's residents and industry consume approximately 25 million cubic metres of water per year, translating into 70 000 cubic metres per day, with a growth factor of 3 per cent a y
1 Aug 2012 - 08:57 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (Bernama.com) — Namibia needs an estimated $452 million USD over the next five years for the upgrading and expansion of water supply infrastructure, Namibia's Press Agency reported. In a media statement issue
6 Jul 2012 - 08:08 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (Bernama.com) — The Australian Government has invited civil society organisations here to apply for grants to provide better access to water, sanitation and hygiene practices to less-privileged communities, Namibi
29 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The United Kingdom last week announced plans to sign onto the UN Watercourses Convention, bringing the agreement one step closer to ratification by the country.
19 Jun 2012 - 09:37 by Local Press Report
REHOBOTH (New Era) — The Namibia Water Corporation Ltd (NamWater) has suspended the supply of water to Rehoboth because of escalating debts. NamWater spokesperson Tommi Numbala told Nampa yesterday that the wate
15 Jun 2012 - 08:15 by Local Press Report
OKAKARARA (20 New Era) — A massive debt of $2.5 million USD owed to NamWater, dating back to 1997, has left hundreds of households in the Okakarara Constituency without water after the utility company decided to disconnect
30 Apr 2012 - 09:53 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (The Namibian) — Full Story - With the second attempt to get the multimillion-dollar Neckartal Dam project off the ground, a total of 23 companies f
10 Apr 2012 - 13:01 by Local Press Report
GABORONE (The Southern Times (Southern Africa)) — Full Story - Southern Africa faces serious food shortages
10 Apr 2012 - 12:56 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (New Era (Namibia)) — Full Story - The Ministry of Lands and Resettlement says the development
6 Feb 2012 - 14:12 by Local Press Report
9 Jan 2012 - 20:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — The tendering process for a $297 million USD dam project in Namibia has stalled after top government officials differed on which of two international bidders should be awarded the contract.
31 Oct 2011 - 20:27 by Local Press Report
25 Oct 2011 - 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TUNIS, Tunisia — Angola and Namibia will implement a $66 million USD joint water management project with funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB).
18 Oct 2011 - 09:54 by Local Press Report
MANAMA (TradeArabia News Service) — Work on the $250.7 million USD Hidd sewage treatment plant will start by the end of this month, according to Bahraini officials. The plant will be built by a consortium led by Samsung Engineering.
18 Oct 2011 - 09:25 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (New Era (Namibia)) — Namibia’s Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development is waiting for a response from the treasury on whether the request for $189.5 million USD has been approved.
18 Oct 2011 - 09:22 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (New Era (Namibia)) — The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation signed a financial memorandum of understanding with Namibia’s National Planning Commission (NPC) outlining the aid Spain will provide to
10 Oct 2011 - 17:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ZIMBABWE, HARARE — The Zambezi River’s riparian states have finally ratified a treaty that allows them to harness resources from the giant watercourse, in a move that will see Zimbabwe realize its long-standing amb
3 Oct 2011 - 15:23 by Local Press Report
OKAHAO (New Era (Namibia)) — Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Petrus Ilonga has commissioned a micro-desalination plant at Akutsima, which can desalinate a maximum of 500 liters per day.
15 Aug 2011 - 18:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — German researchers say they have developed technology that maximizes the productivity of solar-powered water pumps and irrigation systems, and reduces the need for expensive energy storage.
18 Jul 2011 - 12:36 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (The Namibian) — UN Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque is warning that a large number of Namibians still lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
18 Jul 2011 - 12:34 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (Namibia Economist) — The first phase of the project to quantify Namibia’s groundwater resources is under way, although the effort is proceeding slowly, according to project manager Dr. Eric Tordiffe.
27 Jun 2011 - 14:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LISBON, Portugal — Chronic underinvestment in Africa’s water sector undercuts efforts to improve livelihoods and meet international poverty-reduction efforts, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB).
20 Jun 2011 - 14:09 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (The Namibian) — Windhoek Municipality has officially commissioned the Otji-toilet pilot project and launched a health and hygiene promotion campaign last week.
21 Feb 2011 - 15:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
lusaKa, Zambia — The Zambian government has called for closer cooperation among countries that share the Zambezi River Basin for efficient water use.
17 Feb 2011 - 12:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Rising political unrest in Middle East and North Africa is at least partially blamed on rising food costs for staple crops like rice and wheat -- raising concerns over potential global cris
14 Feb 2011 - 15:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Rising political unrest in Middle East and North Africa is at least partially blamed on rising food costs for staple crops like rice and wheat -- raising concerns over potential global crises as
1 Mar 2010 - 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAMIBIA, TREKKOPJE — Namibian-owned United Africa Group (UAG) in late February reported it has purchased a 50 percent share of the country's first desalination plant in an agreement believed to be worth $229 million
28 Apr 2008 - 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — - Namibia is planning a project to tap excess water through excavation of several earth dams over the next three years across 12 of the country's 13 regions.
20 Apr 2008 - 22:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — — Africa's second largest uranium producer, Namibia, is finally responding to the need to secure the country's water supplies in the face of a booming uranium mining sector.