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  • 20 Feb 2012- 19:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Naftali Mwaura, OOSKAnews, NAIROBI, Kenya -- The loss of topsoil due to mechanized farming, urbanization and population growth is contributing to depletion of freshwater ecosystems, according to a new report from the United Nations
  • 13 Feb 2012- 17:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Kenya’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation last week dissolved the boards of directors at four of the country’s eight water services boards and replaced them with new appointments, largely drawn from professional associations. Water
  • 3 Oct 2011- 16:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states must reactivate cross-border projects on food, energy and environmental conservation to give impetus to negotiations aimed at reaching consensus on use of the river’s vast resources. Experts meeting in Nairobi to
  • 16 May 2011- 14:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Bilateral relations between Kenya and neighboring Tanzania are expected to be strengthened with the establishment of a Mara River cooperative framework to guide sustainable use of the river’s waters. The ministries of Water, Environment,
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states have pledged to scale up efforts to tackle receding water levels in Lake Victoria, as well as a host of other ecological threats such as invasive species and pollution that threaten the survival of the World's
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states have pledged to scale up efforts to tackle receding water levels in Lake Victoria, as well as a host of other ecological threats such as invasive species and pollution that threaten the survival of the World's
  • 15 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya East African Water Ministers and donor agencies made a case for increased funding and political commitment to accelerate the Lake Victoria conservation initiatives at a consultative meeting in Nairobi last week of Eastern Africa Water
  • 26 May 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UNHABITAT) in conjunction with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania this month pledged additional assistance to accelerate conservation activities at the world's second largest freshwater lake.
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenyan residents living along the shores of Lake Victoria are using the lake's waters in contravention of the Nile Treaty. Residents in Rarieda community in western Kenya are drawing tap water from the lake following completion of
  • 10 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company (KlWASCO) has spent $11 million USD in the last three months alone to tackle water hyacinth at its water intake on Lake Victoria. This unexpected expenditure has counted for nearly half of the $28
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, LAGOS, Nigeria — The World Bank announced a $157 million USD project to conserve Lake Victoria's waters. Although the project will initially cover Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, World Bank sources in Nairobi said the project would be
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya The Nation (Kenya) — Kenya's foreign minister is urging residents near Lake Victoria to make use of the lake's resources without regard for the Nile Treaty governing water use. Minister Raphael Tuju said the Nile Treaty had been done
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — A major water and sanitation project around Lake Victoriawill increase access to drinking water in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Funds for the project come from the water and sanitation development project of the UN Human Settlements