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17 Feb 2014 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Managing population growth is key to environmental conservation and water management in Africa's Lake Victoria and Lake Chilwa basins, participants heard at a recent event at Washington, DC-based think tank the Wilson Center.At the event, "From Victoria to Chilwa: Integrated Development in Two African Lake Basins,” speakers Doreen Othero of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission and Deepa Pullanikkatil of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) in Malawi explained the need for integrating population, health and environmental issues rather than keeping them in separate "silos...
25 Sep 2013 LILONGWE, Malawi
Malawian environmentalists who have been monitoring the country’s second largest water body, Lake Chilwa, said the lake is not at risk of drying up this year.However, Lake Chilwa is still recovering from the effects of last year’s drying episodes, during which it lost 60 percent of its water.“The current situation on the lake is promising, as water levels in the basin are still up,” Lake Chilwa Climate Change Adaptation Program (LCCCAP) coordinator Sosten Chiotha said last week...
10 Sep 2012 Malawi, LILONGWE
Residents living in the area near Malawi’s Lake Chilwa have asked the government to divert water from Lake Shire, an outlet of Lake Malawi fed by the Shire River, into Lake Chilwa to keep the water body from drying up. Local inhabitants said the additional water would not only help maintain the level of water in the lake, but also provide them with irrigation and drinking water...
29 Aug 2012 Malawi, LILONGWE
Cholera has broken out in the Zomba, Machinga and Phalombe districts on Malawi’s second largest lake, Lake Chilwa, due to poor sanitation conditions in the region. “So far we have recorded 63 cases of cholera and three deaths following the disease’s outbreak,” Zomba District Health Officer Medson Semba said on August 25...
23 Aug 2012 Malawi, LILONGWE
Lake Chilwa in southern Malawi is drying up as a consequence of environmental degradation and climate change, raising concerns among the 70,000 local residents who depend on the lake for drinking water and livelihoods. Lake Chilwa is located in the eastern part of the Zomba district, which borders the northern part of Mozambique...