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  • 30 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Kenyan parliament members are pushing for a ban on flood irrigation, saying it is unsustainable and leads to loss of water and financial resources. Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture members told reporters last week that they planned
  • 29 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Kenyan environmental groups are pushing the country’s parliament to pass a Climate Change Authority Bill as a first move to protect the country’s water towers from land grabs and other threats. The parliament started debating key articles
  • Sub-Saharan Africa will only be able to sustain economic growth if governments invest in boosting food production, according to the United Nations Development Program. The first Africa Human Development Report, launched by UNDP in Nairobi on May 15, says food security will also promote political stability on the continent.
  • 17 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government wants to develop large-scale infrastracture in the country’s flood-prone areas to boost water storage capacity and sustain irrigated farming. “We consider floodwaters as a boon to irrigated farming, especially in the
  • 15 May 2012- 15:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Countries that have adopted internationally-agreed approaches to integrated water resources management (IWRM) in many cases enjoyed significant benefits, particularly in potable water access, health and water efficiency in agriculture,
  • 30 Apr 2012- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government is working with donor agencies, civil society and the private sector to develop holistic data collection systems to guide future investment in water and sanitation sectors. Government officials who spoke to OOSKAnews
  • A shift toward irrigated farming could spark a green revolution in Africa, boosting economies and promoting stability. Experts on food security and rural development told a forum in Nairobi last week that irrigation combined with climate-resilient farming could be key to overcoming hunger in Africa.
  • 27 Mar 2012- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Unsafe handling, transport and dumping of electronic waste has increased pollution in watersheds across Africa, exposing the population to health risks. A Pan-African Forum on e-waste, held in Nairobi in mid-March, said Africa is the
  • 27 Mar 2012- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Kenyan advocacy groups are criticizing the country’s sluggish progress toward realizing the right to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities for the urban poor, as enshrined in the country’s new constitution. Speaking during World
  • 5 Mar 2012- 15:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government is initiating a new program to provide free or affordable water to over 400,000 slum dwellers before the end of the year.  A large portion of the 1 million residents of Nairobi’s Kibera slum have been forced to use
  • Investment in small and medium-sized desalination plants could solve the drinking water crisis in Sub-Saharan African nations, say executives from Israeli conglomerate IDE Technologies. They told OOSKAnews in Nairobi that desalination is no longer a luxury for richer countries, as the technology is becoming more user-friendly, cost-effective and ecologically sustainable.
  • 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
  • 13 Feb 2012- 17:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Water projects in Kenya slated for the first quarter of this financial year are under pressure due to the Eurozone debt crisis, with experts projecting slow growth in the country’s water sector for an indeterminate period. Political
  • 6 Feb 2012- 13:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The drought in Somalia is no longer at the level of a humanitarian crisis, thanks to a combination of abundant rainfall in recent months and strategic long-term interventions in irrigation, water harvesting and improved ecosystems

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