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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.
12 Aug 2018 WINDHOEK
The City of Windhoek once again announced a water crisis and is restricting hair saloons, car washes and construction sites from using too much water and has now moved from Category B, which means there was a need to be alert about the low water levels, to Category C, which shows that there is a drought, and water savings need to be increased to 10%.
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 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...
20 Jul 2016 GABORONE, Botswana
Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chair and Botswana President Ian Khama is expected to declare a regional disaster and appeal for international assistance by the end of this month due to ongoing severe drought.The SADC said in an emailed statement last week that once the declaration is issued, member countries would seek $2...
18 Jul 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
Namibia has appealed to the international community for assistance following President Hage Geingob’s declaration last month of a state of emergency due to drought.Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the country needs at least $42 million USD this financial year to deal with drought.More than 700,000 people in the country are in need of food assistance, and about 500,000 need urgent relief, she said...
1 Jul 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
Namibian President Hage Geingob has officially declared a state of emergency in the country due to ongoing drought.“I declare that a state of emergency exists in Namibia on the account of the persisting national disaster of drought that exists in all regions of the Republic of Namibia,” his declaration said...
23 Feb 2016 ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.In this piece, William S Logan, PhD, Deputy Director of the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), discusses the tools being developed to help individuals and water managers in developing countries with precipitation estimation and flood and drought monitoring and forecasting...
6 Oct 2015 GENEVA, Switzerland
Some 60 million people throughout sub-Saharan Africa do not have enough food this year, and the situation is likely to get worse due to the effects of El Niño, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned this week.It said a series of climatic shocks in 2014 and 2015 had destroyed crops, and both floods and drought in southern Africa had caused a significant decline in maize production...
30 Jun 2014 GENEVA, Switzerland
A new joint report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has underlined the need for more legislation to protect at-risk communities from the threats arising from natural disasters.The report, Effective law and regulation for disaster risk reduction, compared legislation on this topic in 31 countries around the world...
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...