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20 Sep 2020 BOMET
Conservation of the Mau forest complex has led to increased water levels in the Mara River. Delegates from Kenya and Tanzania attending the Mara Day celebrations hosted by Bomet County said there is need to sustain efforts to conserve the Mara Basin, a regional resource. The government started the rehabilitation of the Mau forest complex by evicting more than 60,000 settlers and planting trees.
25 Mar 2020 DODOMA
Officials in Tanzania have said the ongoing process to set up water allocation plan for Mara River will consider priority needs of water with involvement of all key stakeholders getting high consideration. The Assistant Action Director for Water Development in the Ministry of Water, Ms Rosemary Rwebugisa said the Mara River water allocation plan will help them establish the quality, quantity and priorities during water allocation.
8 May 2019 ANTWERP, Belgium
The health of Lake Victoria's ecosystem in East Africa is under an increasing threat attributed to the decline in hippopotamus populations. A 20 percent decline in population due to poaching, habitat loss, and human conflict has been recorded between 1996 and 2004 and this reduction is expected to continue for the next 50 to 60 years with an estimated further reduction of another 30 percent...
8 Mar 2019 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
A controversial gold mine in northern Tanzania has been instructed to halt waste water pollution by March 30 or be shut down by the country’s government. Tanzania Mining Minister Doto Biteko said Acacia needs to stop contaminated water seeping from a waste storage dam at the North Mara mine to nearby communities in the country's north, saying "The life of even one Tanzanian is worth more than their gold mining activities...
16 Oct 2018 NAROK
Conflict between the local community and a wildlife conservancy near the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve over lease agreement took a new turn yesterday after unknown assailants attacked the conservancy manager with arrows. Among the community demands was that the pastoral community wanted amendment of the agreement to allow the community access to the Roble River within the ranch to water their animals.
11 Sep 2018 DAR ES SALAAM
Tanzanian President John Magufuli on September 7 ordered the east African nation's environment watchdog to probe pollution allegations against Acacia Mining's North Mara Gold Mine, saying a previous report that cleared the mine was tampered with. For the past 10 years, residents in villages within the gold mine have been complaining that effluents released by Acacia Mining's North Mara Gold Mine were polluting water in Mara River and Tigite River, posing major health hazard to the residents.
19 Jul 2016 TARIME
Communities near the Acacia North Mara Gold Mine have refuted a report stating that water from Tigite River doesn't contain harmful chemicals from the mine.
28 Sep 2015 BUTIAMA
Tanzania and Kenya have signed an agreement last week for the joint trans-boundary management of Mara River Basin. Mara River travels about 245 miles from the Kenya Highlands before it reaches Lake Victoria. The basin covers a surface area of 8,400 square miles.
13 Apr 2015 RIGA, Latvia
Toxic chemicals that spilled into nearby waterways following a warehouse fire in the Latvian capital, Riga, last week have made their way into the Daugava River.Fish and waterfowl have died as a result of the water contamination, and the State Inspectorate for Health Protection has warned local residents not to use water from the river...
10 Nov 2014
Join us on November 11, 2014 at 2:00pm [BST] for the second aquaNOW Audience -- “Water: Business Risk and Opportunity" -- as it's webcast live at ooskanews.com from Edinburgh, Scotland.You can learn more about the event and the high-level panelists here. David Duncan, moderator of the aquaNOW Audiences and CEO and publisher of OOSKAnews Inc, commented: "The feedback from the first aquaNOW Audience has been fantastic...
6 Nov 2014 NAIROBI, Kenya
The Kenyan government and international environmental group WWF this week launched a new payment for environmental services program in Bomet County. The program aims to protect the Mara River.A number of small-scale tea cultivators and other farmers in the area use the river water for irrigation.The payment for environmental services program will provide these farmers with materials and inputs to improve degraded land in the upper catchment areas of the Mara River...
22 Oct 2013 MWANZA, Tanzania
Tanzania and Kenya this week signed an agreement to carry out a $110 million USD water supply project in the border towns of Sirari in Tanzania and Isebania in Kenya as part of the Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation Phase II Program.The program is already under way in the Tanzanian towns of Geita, Nansio and Sengerema and Keroka and Kericho in Kenya; implementation in these areas also cost $110 million USD, according to Tanzania’s Minister for Water Professor Jumanne Maghembe...