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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...
21 Oct 2020 WALVIS BAY
Founding President Sam Nujoma says the Atlantic Ocean is Namibia’s gateway to accelerate food security and become a major player in green technological advancement, simultaneously addressing the country’s water shortages. Nujoma said this on Friday when he commissioned the desalinated seawater bottling plant at the University of Namibia Henties Bay campus...
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.
17 Mar 2020 WINDHOEK, Namibia
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced new funding for rural water supply and sanitation in Namibia. The total funding of $125 Million USD, described in a 11 March statement, will support construction and rehabilitation of bulk water infrastructure and related equipment, construction of water supply networks and climate resilient sanitation facilities, hygiene interventions and institutional capacity building initiatives...
11 Feb 2020 ADDIS ABABA
South Africa will fast-track four continent-wide infrastructure projects in which it’s involved, including a R210.88 billion dam on the Congo River, President Cyril Ramaphosa said as the country assumed the chair of the African Union in Addis Ababa. The country will drive the Inga III power project alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Botswana and Angola.
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...
19 Jul 2019 WINDHOEK
NamWater needs N$12.7 billion over the next five years to develop new water schemes and to rehabilitate aging infrastructures in Namibia. This was revealed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Executive Director Percy Misika when he addressed the financing of water projects roundtable discussion in Windhoek yesterday...
24 May 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The World Bank has announced $78 Million USD in funding for Phase II of the Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project.Lesotho’s access to water supply services is relatively high compared to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, however, the reliability and quality of water supply services remains a challenge in both rural and urban areas...
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...
22 Nov 2018 WINDHOEK, Namibia
Authorities from Angola and Namibia this week inaugurated the Calueque-Oshakati cross-border water supply project, distributing water resources from the shared Cunene River.The project involves the rehabilitation and upgrading of existing water supply infrastructure, most notably the 150 kilometer Calueque-Oshakati canal which supplies Northern Namibia with drinking and irrigation water from the Cunene River in Southern Angola, for irrigation and drinking purposes...
18 Sep 2018 WINDHOEK
In a shock move which is likely to worsen the central region’s water woes, government has opted to construction its own desalination plant using proceeds from the N$10 billion that it has requested from China. The long-term move, which is unlikely to bring the much-needed relief to the existing water woes faced by the central region which has started using boreholes as supply dams run dry, is expected to drag further the issue of securing consistent water supplies.