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21 Feb 2021 BERLIN, Germany
Areas with water shortages experiencing mass mixed species congregations are particularly vulnerable to pathogen transmission between species, according to new researchA study published this month in "Science of the Total Environment" identifies water resources as a main vector for mammalian virus transmissions...
25 Sep 2020 WINDHOEK
Namibian members of parliament are questioning South Africa's decision to push its borders beyond the Orange River into Namibia's dryland. This is against international law. Parliamentarians feel the ambiguous border between Namibia and South Africa is one of the reasons Namibia is not fully benefiting from the Orange River's water...
2 May 2020 OMUTHIYA
An effort by the Oshikoto Regional Council to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is affected by severe water shortages as many remote rural areas in the region are currently without access to potable water. The Oshikoto region has over the past years been battling with water shortages in some areas due to the region's vastness, sandy terrain and aging water infrastructure.
19 Nov 2019 OXFORD, United Kingdom
Extreme weather, both too much and too little rain, conflict, displacement and poverty have caused crisis levels of hunger for as many as 18 million people across Africa. The climatic conditions are exacerbated in many countries that are already suffering from ongoing conflict situations.In advance of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban Nov 11-15, a report from international NGO Oxfam called on African ministers at the AMCEN meeting to:Insist rich industrialized countries decrease CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement's goal and to honor respective commitments to mobilize $100 Billion USD per year by 2020 to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in developing countries;Demand governments agree to develop new funding mechanisms for “loss and damage” from climate change at the upcoming COP25;Invest more in public services and strengthen tax systems to close the gap between rich and poor;Improve disaster warning and management systems, and commit to re-greening and agricultural policies that target small-scale farmers;Invest in “social accountability” projects that ensure climate finance can reach the communities that need it most;Improve engagement with women and girls in the planning, design, and implementation of climate mitigation and adaptation programsThe new report from Oxfam highlights conditions in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia and South Africa where there have been reports of farmer suicides...
27 Mar 2019 WINDHOEK
Windhoek residents have failed to reduce their use of water since January this year, adding to fears that the city's taps could run dry. Figures showing the continued overconsumption of water were revealed last week in the weekly municipality water watch, in which it was reported that Windhoek residents used 13% on average more than the targeted weekly usage, for the past 10 weeks...
12 Aug 2018 WINDHOEK
The City of Windhoek once again announced a water crisis and is restricting hair saloons, car washes and construction sites from using too much water and has now moved from Category B, which means there was a need to be alert about the low water levels, to Category C, which shows that there is a drought, and water savings need to be increased to 10%.
1 Aug 2018 WINDHOEK
Namibia's capital city municipal authorities on Tuesday declared that the water availability situation is critical and mandatory water restrictions will be implemented accordingly in Windhoek as of Aug. 1. According to the municipality in a statement, the announcement recently made by the country's water supplier, NamWater indicated that the inflow in the dams for the past rainy season amounted to only about 24...
19 Oct 2017 WINDHOEK
Namibia is to pilot a project for the treatment of poor quality local groundwater to a level that complies with the national standards for drinking water, using sun and wind energy to power the process. According to the Adaptation Fund (AF) in an announcement on Wednesday, Namibia clinched the funds worth 4...
16 Nov 2016 WINDHOEK
The National Unity Democratic Organisation’s (Nudo) Youth League has expressed concern over the lack of water points at Havana informal settlement on the outskirts of Windhoek.
8 Nov 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
The Namibian government has issued a fresh international appeal for assistance to deal with persistent drought in the country, which has left 730,000 people, most of them rural residents, in need of food aid.Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said over $44 million USD was still needed for food, water provision, and livestock assistance...
31 Oct 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
The Namibian government has secured $21.6 million USD to provide food and water supplies to drought-hit communities in the country -- only half the amount needed to mitigate the severe drought’s effects, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said last week.“We managed to raise money from the funding under the Disaster Risk Manangement Unit policies, and also through other government initiatives, but we are below the required amount,” she said...
27 Oct 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
Residents in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, did not do enough to curb water use in October, city officials warned last week."As residents, we need to put more efforts into water savings measures, as only 25 percent savings were recorded against the required 40 percent savings target," the municipality said in a statement...