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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...
8 Dec 2020 WINDHOEK
Namibia's Department of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism's advert in the New Era newspaper on Wednesday explains: "Due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, coupled with human-elephant conflict incidences, a need has been identified to reduce these populations." According to reports Namibia is home to about 24,000 to 28,000 elephant...
25 Sep 2020 WINDHOEK
Namibian members of parliament are questioning South Africa's decision to push its borders beyond the Orange River into Namibia's dryland. This is against international law. Parliamentarians feel the ambiguous border between Namibia and South Africa is one of the reasons Namibia is not fully benefiting from the Orange River's water...
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...
19 Jul 2019 WINDHOEK
NamWater needs N$12.7 billion over the next five years to develop new water schemes and to rehabilitate aging infrastructures in Namibia. This was revealed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Executive Director Percy Misika when he addressed the financing of water projects roundtable discussion in Windhoek yesterday...
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.
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%.
1 Aug 2018 WINDHOEK
Namibia's capital city municipal authorities on Tuesday declared that the water availability situation is critical and mandatory water restrictions will be implemented accordingly in Windhoek as of Aug. 1. According to the municipality in a statement, the announcement recently made by the country's water supplier, NamWater indicated that the inflow in the dams for the past rainy season amounted to only about 24...
7 May 2018 NWINDHOEK, Namibia
It is possible that, in arid places, people may be able to locate usable water sources and detect changes in the quality of sources they are already using by observing bats, according to research conducted in Namibia. Good bioindicators are typically species that are abundant, common and whose lives are relatively well-understood but also are sensitive to specific disturbances or stresses, such as water scarcity or pollution.