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8 Feb 2021 WINDHOEK
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has urged the Namibian government not to approve additional environmental impact assessments (EIAs) around Reconnaissance Energy Africa's exploration of the Okavango Basin until a holistic strategic environmental assessment (SEA) has been conducted and the full implications of exploration have been assessed...
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...
18 Nov 2018 WINDHOEK
The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) is eyeing to acquire the Orano Resources-owned, Orano Desalination Plant from Areva, it emerged this week. The company this week called for bids from companies to submit proposals for financial, technical and legal transaction advisory consultation for the potential acquisition of the Orano Desalination Plant...
19 Oct 2016 WINDHOEK
The N$900 million new road from Windhoek to the Hosea Kutako International Airport will go ahead, despite a tight squeeze on government cash-flow and a crippling water shortage that has hit the capital city hardest.
10 Oct 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
Residents of the Namibian capital, Windhoek, will still face water restrictions even though municipal authorities are moving forward with a project to tap the Windhoek Aquifer, city spokesman Joshua Amukugo said last week.“Targets are set to establish access and install the needed abstraction equipment before the end of the year,” Amukugo said...
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...
20 Sep 2016 WINDHOEK
Water minister John Mutorwa and a delegation from NamWater and the directorate of water resources management undertook site inspections of some water facilities in the Otjozondjupa and Erongo regions last week, and concluded that the situation was dire.
19 Sep 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
An Windhoek official is warning businesses operating in the Namibian capital that water shortages in the city were more severe than initially reported.Pierre van Rensburg, head of the Department of Infrastructure, Water and Technical Services, told a forum in Windhoek last week that water demand has outstripped supply, and the water crisis could therefore persist even if drought conditions ease...
8 Sep 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
The Namibian government has decided not to purchase a desalination plant owned by French uranium miner Areva due to the high asking price of $211 million USD, Agriculture Minister John Mutorwa has confirmed.Mutorwa said the decision had been made last month.“Financial experts took a closer look at the financial side of the deal and came up with a report...
31 Aug 2016 WINDHOEK
In light of the current water crisis, Namibia Dairies (ND) has pledged its commitment to assist the City of Windhoek and other role players by ensuring effective measures are in place for the business to save every possible drop of water.
25 Aug 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group has won an appeal to build a coastal water desalination plant. The company this week received the green light from the environment ministry, but still requires another clearance from the agriculture ministry, which previously blocked the project...
11 Aug 2016 GABORONE, Botswana
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers and Heads of State and Government summit, to be held in Mbabane, Swaziland later this month, will look at potential measures to boost energy and water resources in the region.The measures are contained in an outcome statement released after a workshop on Water and Energy Infrastructure attended by SADC ministers in Gaborone, Botswana in June, the SADC Secretariat told OOSKAnews...