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7 Feb 2021 LUSAKA
A climate resilient project in Zambia supported by the African Development Bank and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has won the Water ChangeMaker People’s Choice Award-Africa. The Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-basin Pilot Program for Climate Resilience beat two other finalists identified by an expert jury to win first prize with roughly 7,000 votes...
4 Feb 2021 LUSAKA, Zambia
Zambian villagers whose land and water was polluted by effluent discharged by the operators of the world’s second-largest copper mine have reached an undisclosed settlement agreement with the mine’s owner.A joint statement issued 18 January said: “Without admission of liability, Vedanta Resources Limited and Konkola Copper Mines Plc confirm that they have agreed, for the benefit of local communities, the settlement of all claims brought against them by Zambian claimants...
21 Jan 2021 LUSAKA, Zambia
Women and girls in rural sub-Saharn Africa can benefit from up to 32 hours more time per month with availability of piped water supplies closer to home.This extra time dramatically improves the lives of women and girls, while also improving economic opportunities, food security and well-being for entire households, according to new research...
18 Jan 2021 LUSAKA
President Edgar Lungu has directed newly appointed Minister of Water Development Raphael Nakachinda to ensure that water harvesting in the country is actualized. President Lungu said water harvesting has not been taken seriously in the country despite continuous heavy rains and floods. The President said Zambia can benefit a lot from water harvesting for industrial, agricultural and domestic purposes among others.
18 Oct 2020 LUSAKA
Zimbabwe and Zambia have launched the Zambezi River Authority ZRA’s five year strategic plan for the period 2020-2024 anchored on the need to strengthen the jointly owned organization’s role in water resources management and energy security. ZRA Board Co-Chairperson, Zimbabwe’s Energy and Power Development Permanent Secretary Dr Gloria Magombo who stressed the centrality of the entity towards ensuring energy security, implored the organization to ensure full implementation of the plan...
12 Feb 2020 LUSAKA
China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CMEC) has halted construction works on the $499 million Kafulafuta Dam project because of lack of funding from the government. This is according to a letter dated February 5, 2020, issued to subcontractors. But Copperbelt Minister Mr. Japhen Mwakalombe has said the works have been halted not because of lack of funding but because the ground is wet.
7 Dec 2019 LUSAKA
Elephants in Zambia are being collared to try to combat the rising conflict between wildlife and humans in the country as both struggle to survive a particularly devastating drought. The lack of rain has led to animals encroaching onto human territory to seek out food and water. Elephants have been trampling crops, tearing down fences, and terrifying residents - injuring and killing them...
18 Sep 2019 LUSAKA
The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company says it will effect a citywide water rationing process to ensure equitable water supply. Company Managing Director Jonathan Kampata has attributed the reduced water supply the city is currently experiencing to poor rainfall that characterized the 2018/2019 rainy season and partly the increased load shedding which the country is experiencing.
12 Sep 2019 LUSAKA
The construction of the US$ 449 million Kafulafuta Water Supply System Project has reached 55 per cent. His Excellency, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, on Friday, 21st September, 2018, launched the project in Masaiti District, on the Copperbelt Province. The project is aimed at improving water supply in Ndola, Luanshya, Mpongwe and Masaiti Districts, targeting 678, 800 beneficiaries...
19 May 2019 LUSAKA
Government and the European Investment Bank have signed a water and sanitation agreement worth 5 million euros for the Zambia Water and Sanitation Project. Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe has explained that the agreement will focus on upgrading new treatment facilities to ensure quality and reliable water supply in line with standards...
18 Jan 2019 LUSAKA, Zambia
Villagers Insist That Vedanta Copper Mine Water Contamination Case Should Be Heard In UK Court Rather Than Zambia
Villagers's in Zambia's Copper Belt are still waiting to find out whether their water contamination claim against a mining subsidiary of Vedanta Resources will be held in the United Kingdom or Zambia. The claimants are alleging personal injury, damage to property, loss of income, and loss of amenities and enjoyment of land due to pollution and environmental damage caused by chemical contamination from 2005 onwards...
7 Dec 2018 LUSAKA
China's Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Corporation (AFECC) handed over a mega water dam with a storage capacity of 61 million cubic meters to the Zambian government on Thursday. Zambian President Edgar Lungu inspected the site and said his country has turned a new page in the advancement of irrigation agriculture thanks to the Mwomboshi Dam in central Dhisamba district.