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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...
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...
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...
23 Sep 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
Namibian Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa this week announced nine of the 11 members of the country’s first ever Water Advisory Council.The council members appointed so far include Khomas Rural Constituency Councillor Penina Inga Ita and Okorukambe Constituency Councillor Raphael Mokaleng, both nominated by the Association of Regional Councils of Namibia (ARCN); Oshakati Mayor Katrina Shimbulu and Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua, representing the Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN); Onni Ithete, representing water service providers; Betty Muyatwa, representing basin management authorities; Namibia Agronomic Producers Organization Chair Gernot Eggert; Lapitomhinda Hashingola, representing the commercial sector; and Dr...
19 Aug 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
The inaugural African Drought Conference will today adopt the Windhoek Declaration on Drought Resilience in Africa.Namibian President Hage Geingob on August 19th paid tribute to the achievements of drafting a white paper after five days of discussion on details of the “Strategic Framework for Drought Management and Enhancing Resilience to Drought Events in Africa...
17 Aug 2016 WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA
Drought preparedness should be an integral part of African governments' programs, according to several speakers at the opening of the first African drought conference in Windhoek, Namibia this week. Over 600 local and international delegates comprising African ministers and representatives from United Nations agencies are expected to engage in high-level discussions at the inaugural event, held under the theme "Enhancing resilience to drought events on the African continent...
5 Feb 2016 WINDHOEK
A mammoth task awaits government to improve on sanitation services after it transpired on Tuesday that only 34 percent of the national population of 2.3 million people have access to improved sanitation.
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...
20 Jun 2014 WINDHOEK
The sewerage system at Kalkrand in the Hardap Region is nearing collapse, leading to fears of an outbreak of water-borne diseases. The CEO of Kalkrand, Seth Boois, told New Era that efforts by the village council to maintain the system have failed and unless there is intervention from government to replace the system speedily, the people of Kalkrand, particularly schoolchildren, would suffer immensely...