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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...
14 Jul 2016 MASERU, Lesotho
The US Agency for International Development (USAID), together with other development partners, has mobilized $2 million USD to set up an integrated water management system in southern Africa.USAID launched the Ecosystem Approach Framework for Integrated Water Resources Management earlier this month in Lesotho, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana as an ongoing trans-boundary and interstate water management system for all countries in the Orange-Senqu River basin...
11 Jul 2016 GABORONE, Botswana
Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will pool their own financial resources and seek funding from development partners such as the World Bank, the Kuwait Fund for Aab Economic Development (KFAED) and the China Exim Bank to implement infrastructure development projects in the water, agriculture and energy sectors, the SADC Secretariat told OOSKAnews...
24 Jun 2016 WINDHOEK, Namibia
Building a pipeline to divert water from the Okavango River to supply dry areas in central Namibia is a better option than desalination plants, according to Kuiri Tjipangandjara, engineering manager for state-owned service provider NamWater.Speaking in Windhoek last week, Tjipangandjara said there was a place for desalination as part of a larger infrastructure development plan in the central coastal area, but that overall desalination was not financially viable for the country...
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...
4 Apr 2014 WINDHOEK
Uranium miners in Namibia, already coping with water shortages in the semi-arid Erongo region, face a steep rise in costs, Paladin Energy Ltd. said. “When we get it, sometimes we have problems with the quality of the water and the cost,” said Simon Solomons, managing director of Paladin’s Langer Heinrich mine...
26 Jul 2013 WINDHOEK, Namibia
AREVA Resources Namibia, the Namibian subsidiary of French multinational industrial conglomerate AREVA Group,has put off signing a deal with water utility NamWater and three uranium mining companies to sell bulk water from its 20 million cubic meter seawater desalination plant at Erongo.AREVA suspended the signing after NamWater and mining companies Swakop, Rossing and Langer Heinrich complained that the water was overpriced...
11 Jul 2013 WINDHOEK, Namibia
A court in Namibia has overturned the $285 million USD Neckartal Dam construction contract awarded to Italian construction giant Salini SpA.Three judges in the capital, Windhoek, ruled that the country’s tender board was misguided in awarding the tender to Salini. They have ordered a fresh bid round...