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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
27 Jul 2018 HARARE, Zimbabwe
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a five-year, $32.4 Million project to address water challenges facing Limpopo River Basin and Okavango River Basin communities. The "Resilient Waters" program will increase access to safe drinking water and sanitation services for nearly 21 million people spanning South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, and Namibia, the agency said July 25...
18 Nov 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
The Namibian government is holding talks with German development bank KfW on financing the feasibility study for construction of a desalination plant in the Erongo region.The study is expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry told The Namibian newspaper...
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...
24 Oct 2016 WINDHOEK
A Euro 600,000 grant from the German Development Bank, KfW, will pay for an extensive study to modernise and expand the processing capacity of Windhoek’s Gammans Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Goreangab Potable Water Reuse 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.