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28 May 2021 Geneva, Switzerland
Weather-related disaster triggered 3 times more displacements than conflict in 2020. The latest annual report by the IDMC focuses on climate change as a driver, and highlights need for better data and sustainable, locally owned solutions.
9 Mar 2021 DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania
Guest Article - His Excellency President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, fourth President of the Republic of Tanzania, writes as Chair of Global Water Partnership's Southern Africa - Africa Coordination Unit.
4 Mar 2021 ARUSHA, Tanzania
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has urged the Council of Ministers of its parent organisation the East African Community (EAC) to push forward on transboundary harmonisation in respect of the Lake Victoria Basin. A February report on the “On-Spot Assessment of the Lake Victoria Basin” was compiled by the Assembly's Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources (ATNR)...
21 Feb 2021 KIGALI, Uganda
The governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have reported that within the last 2 months roughly 100 tonnes of fish, mostly of the freshwater species Nile Perch, have died due to unknown causes in Lake Victoria which borders all three countries.The mass deaths of Nile Perch, which are valued at between 10 Million and 15 Million Uganda Shillings (UGX) ($2732 - $4,096 USD) per tonne depending on their weight, has cost the government an estimated $409,840 USD in revenue so far – however, it could potentially become much more...
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...
10 Nov 2020 MOSHI
The Pangani Basin Water Board (PBWB) management has warned residents who engage in human activities, including agricultural activities, near water sources and dams, saying their actions could land them to court. "Agricultural activities near river and dam banks have a significant impact as regards water pollution and reduced water storage capacity," Director Sigule Sigule said...
29 Sep 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission has awarded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) $1.16 Million USD for implementing a reliable and inexpensive solution to providing water to refugee camps in Uganda.Delivering water by tanker-trucks to remote refugee camps was a challenge for UNHCR due to the prohibitive cost and the inability to monitor the process accurately...
20 Sep 2020 BOMET
Conservation of the Mau forest complex has led to increased water levels in the Mara River. Delegates from Kenya and Tanzania attending the Mara Day celebrations hosted by Bomet County said there is need to sustain efforts to conserve the Mara Basin, a regional resource. The government started the rehabilitation of the Mau forest complex by evicting more than 60,000 settlers and planting trees.
6 Jun 2020 Rome, Italy
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has agreed on $700 Million USD for projects and programmes to help developing countries keep advancing urgent environmental priorities through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The new and expanded programming, announced 3 June by the Facility’s governing body, will help developing countries protect marine biodiversity, fight wildlife trafficking, tackle dangerous uses of mercury, and fortify defenses against climate change in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, in basic services such as drinking water, and other areas...
19 May 2020 MUMBAI, India
This OOSKAnews article was updated 29 May.A series of nine interesting "Blue Peace Voices", short video presentations by global participants in the Blue Peace movement, were released in May.Background:Ilmas Futehally, Executive Director of Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), introduces this programme [SEE LINKS IN ARTICLE BELOW] of filmed “Blue Peace Voices”, in a series launched by the Mumbai-headquartered think-tank earlier this month...
29 Apr 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
By 2030, up to 15 million people and $177 Billion USD in urban property will be affected by annual coastal flooding and an additional 132 million people and $535 Billion USD will be affected by riverine flooding, the World Resources Institute (WRI) reports (Aqueduct Floods Tool).Floods are more intense as a consequence of climate change, development in high-risk zones, and land subsidence from the overuse of groundwater...
25 Mar 2020 DODOMA
Officials in Tanzania have said the ongoing process to set up water allocation plan for Mara River will consider priority needs of water with involvement of all key stakeholders getting high consideration. The Assistant Action Director for Water Development in the Ministry of Water, Ms Rosemary Rwebugisa said the Mara River water allocation plan will help them establish the quality, quantity and priorities during water allocation.