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  • 20 Dec 2018- 12:33 by Local Press Report SAMBURU The Star Counties from the Ewaso Nyiro basin have commenced dialogue on efforts to conserve the dwindling Ewaso Nyiro River following massive human activity along it. Residents from Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo expressed fear that the river, a source
  • 14 Feb 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report LPOLEI Villagers in a remote part of Lpolei in Laikipia North are complaining about baboons and monkeys stealing water from their makeshift huts in the vast community ranch. The villagers are now afraid to leave their doors or windows open or to let their
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Daily Nation Falling water levels in Lake Turkana due to development of dams in Ethiopia are threatening food supplies in a part of Kenya where drought is already causing hunger, the non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch warned on Tuesday.
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) have renewed ties to facilitate greater cooperation and collaboration in the effort to sustainably manage West Africa's
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Increasing levels of pollution in rivers threaten the health and livelihoods of some 323 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The report, “ A
  • 25 Jul 2016- 09:42 by Local Press Report MANDERA The Nation The Mandera County government has unveiled two main water projects in Takaba in a bid to end rampant human-wildlife conflicts over the resource. Access Climate Sanitation, Hygiene & Disease Scarcity Social Issues Mandera Takaba Kenya
  • 24 May 2016- 12:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The increasing global trend toward urbanization could have significant implications for future energy consumption, politics, food security and human progress, which must be addressed by leaders, the United Nations Human Settlements
  • 23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 4 May 2016- 09:01 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Standard People living along River Athi were yesterday warned against using its water which has turned green due to pollution. Area leaders, who included Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi and Machakos Minority Leader Thomas Kasoa, said the water was not
  • 22 Mar 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya If current levels of water consumption and pollution continue, almost half of the world's population will be facing severe water stress by 2030, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)-hosted
  • 11 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia is planning to build new dams on rivers other than the Nile in order to “take advantage of all out water resources,” Minister of Energy and Water Motuma Mekasa said this week. As an example, Mekasa cited the planned Gibe
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 15 Oct 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Heightened industrial and agricultural development in Ethiopia, alongside the effects of climate change, is threatening the survival of Lake Turkana in Kenya, according to a new report by international watchdog group Human
  • 9 Sep 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The government of Kenya plans to build a desalination plant along the country’s Indian Ocean coast to produce water for human consumption and irrigation. Kenya’s coastal region is facing acute water shortages despite its proximity to the
  • 24 Mar 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya on March 20th launched a new water fund to boost conservation of the Tana River. Conservation groups, along with Kenyan utilities and conglomerates, launched the innovative funding mechanism to reclaim the upper Tana River basin,

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