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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...
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.
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...
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...
5 May 2019 KAKEKETE
Kakekete villagers, deep in the forests of Ndiyona constituency, have constructed a wall made of rocks around their water reservoir to prevent elephants from damaging them.
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.
31 Oct 2017 WINDHOEK
Windhoek-Swapo Member of Parliament, who is also international relations deputy minister, Maureen Hinda has called for an end to open defecation, saying it is essential to human development. She called on Namibians, especially men to champion the importance of access to dignified sanitation facilities to all.
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.
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.
25 Apr 2016 MARIENTAL
More than 20% of people living in rural areas do not have access to sources of clean water. The director of rural water supply and sanitation, Leopold Niipare, made this revelation while addressing a two-day stakeholders' consultative workshop convened last week at Mariental to review the Community Based Management (CBM) policy and water supply subsidies for rural water supply.
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...
9 Jul 2015 WINDHOEK
This week, council agreed that pollution in the area where underground water reservoirs are located could be “life threatening to the residents of Windhoek”. To contain this potential threat, the municipality is appealing to the ministry of mines to stop issuing exploration licences in the area it considers as its water basket.