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11 Jan 2021 LA PAZ
Bolivia’s Tuni glacier is disappearing faster than initially anticipated, according to scientists in the Andean nation, a predicament that will likely make worse water shortages already plaguing the capital La Paz, just 60 km away. Scientists from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), who monitor the Tuni and other regional glaciers, indicate that the once sprawling glacier had been reduced to just one square kilometer...
3 Jan 2021 TUNIS
Tunisia, on Tuesday, signed 2 financing agreements with the German Development Bank (KfW). An amount of €111 Million is granted to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries to carry out the Storage and Flood Protection Programme. "This programme contributes to the development of rural areas by mobilising drinking and irrigation water," said KfW Project Officer in the Water Sector Simone Cremer...
10 Nov 2020 TUNIS, Tunisia
A new partnership between international NGO the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) and the French Development Agency (AFD) aims to promote a more open dialogue of public policies and to foster regional knowledge sharing on issues and solutions that deal with water stress, declining agricultural yields and the increase of extreme weather events...
13 Jan 2019 TUNIS, Tunisia
Two international development banks have joined forces to support a new $172 Million USD program to bring sanitation services to over 200,000 people in small municipalities in Tunisia.African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed the agreement with the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation (MDICI) and the National Office for Sanitation (ONAS) on January 8, 2019...
1 Aug 2018 TUNIS
Tunisia has partnered the African Development Bank (AfDB) to launch a pilot project to use drones for data collection to enhance management of agricultural projects across the country. The project, which will be implemented over the next 10 months, will also receive technical management and assistance from South Korea...
4 May 2018 TUNIS, Tunisia
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Thursday inaugurated the country's first seawater desalination plant May 3, on the island of Djerba (ANSA). The plant will allow the island to meet its civic water-use needs, reduce the region's water deficit, and improve water quality in the Medenine Governatorate...
27 Sep 2016 TUNIS
Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy. Farmland is too parched to cultivate crops and rural protesters have tried disrupting water supplies to the capital, while one legislator is calling for a "thirst revolt...
22 Jun 2016 TUNIS
In Lebanon and Tunisia, water is a precious commodity. Proper management of its use, whether for consumption or agriculture, involves seeking out leaks, a knowledge of the supply network and having qualified staff in the field. Two North-South partnerships are leading the way.
3 Sep 2015 TUNIS
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is joining international efforts to clean up Tunisia’s Lake Bizerte with a €20 million loan and technical assistance to support the expansion and rehabilitation of the sewerage network of the Bizerte region and the rehabilitation of three wastewater treatment plants located near the lake.
16 Mar 2015 TUNIS
More than US$718 million will be invested in water supply, sanitation, roads, power generation, agriculture and rural development projects in a number of countries after the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) approved a funding partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The projects will be in Turkey, the Sultanate of Brunei, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Cote d'Ivoire and Benin.
6 Aug 2014 PARIS, France
Private-sector participation in Jordan has the potential to make an important contribution to development of the country’s water supply, according to a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).The report, Water Governance in Jordan: Overcoming the Challenges to Private Sector Participation, made available last week, found that under the right governance conditions, private sector participation could play a vital role in the kingdom’s water sector...
1 Aug 2014 TUNIS
For the past three weeks, hundreds of swimmers have been flocking to a lake in the Gafsa region of southern Tunisia. But the sudden, mysterious appearance of this lake in a drought-hit area has raised concerns about both the origin and the quality of the water. Locals discovered this mysterious lake alongside Om Larayes road, about 25 kilometres from Gafsa...