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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...
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...
17 Sep 2015 LUSAKA, Zambia
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) ranks at the top of a global comparison of indicators of water cooperation, SADC Water Sector communications expert Barbara Lopi said in a statement this week.India-based international think tank Strategic Foresight Group’s (SFG) Water Cooperation Quotient Index 2015 gave the SADC a Water Cooperation Quotient score of 100...
27 Aug 2015 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Thirty-three countries could face extremely high water stress in 2040, according to a new analysis by the World Resources Institute (WRI).In its Aqueduct Projected Water Stress Country Rankings, WRI used a variety ofclimate models and socioeconomic scenarios to score and rank future water stress in 167 countries by 2020, 2030, and 2040 under business-as-usual, pessimistic and optimistic scenarios...
8 Jan 2015 WINDHOEK
Suspected water theft could be the reason behind dry taps in Groot Aub -- a settlement of more than 5 000 -- which is situated about 40 kilometres outside Windhoek. A frustrated Khomas Rural Constituency councillor, Frederick Arie, confirmed yesterday that some people at Groot Aub are tapping into the water supply system illegally...
16 Aug 2013 LILONGWE, Malawi
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will not discuss the dispute between member states Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa) during itsmeeting in the Malawian capital this week.“The issue of the lake [dispute] between the two countries will not be discussed at the forthcoming summit, because it’s already in the safe hands of the SADC forum of former heads of state, who are working tirelessly on the matter,” SADC Executive Secretary Tomaz Augusto Salamao told reporters on August 11...
26 Jun 2013 REHOBOTH
The Rehoboth Town Council may see the water supply cut off to the town at the end of this month if it fails to honour its outstanding water bill with NamWater. The council allegedly owes the bulk water supplier millions of dollars in unpaid bills. NamWater spokesperson Tommy Numbala yesterday said they informed the council a month ago about the potential disconnection due to default payments...