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The next AfWA meetings to be held in Angola

The next AfWA meetings to be held in AngolaTwo representatives from EPAL Company attended the meetings held in Bamako to bring the good news to AfWA leaders relating to the confirmation for the holding of the next meetings of the Association in Angola in July 2015. EPAL Company said it is confident as regards its capacity to mobilize the subregional water and sanitation operators in order to make this event a successful one. Its representatives, who were present in Bamako, discussed with AfWA Secretary General to get informed on the provisions to be made for the organization of such an event. Nairobi 2016: The Congress launching ceremony to take place in March 17th, 2015

California dought

Individual Water Use Continues To Decline
California doughtSACRAMENTO – While much of California has so far endured an exceptionally dry 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board announced that the statewide urban water conservation rate climbed to 22 percent in December, aided by a very wet end of 2014.

Additionally, total water use by individual Californians continued to decline in December, another positive development as the state is threatened by a fourth consecutive dry year. Encouraged by the newest data, State Water Board officials called on Californians to continue conserving as the drought persists.

How Bangladesh turns toilet waste into high-value compost – in pictures

Neil PalmerIWMIPhoto / Neil Palmer/IWMIScientists in Bangladesh are working on ways to treat toilet waste in rural areas and use it to develop safe, nutritious compost for food crops. Led by the school of civil engineering at Leeds University, the Value at the End of the Sanitation Value-Chain (VESV) project aims to help reduce reliance on imported inorganic fertilizers and provide potential business opportunities for waste transporters and compost producers in a country where access to sanitation is now widespread but challenges of managing waste remain.

Zambia Securing Zambia’s Energy Future

Kariba DamKariba DamThe World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approveda US$75 million IDA* Credit and US$25 million grant fromthe Government of Sweden to Zambia for the KaribaDam Rehabilitation Project. The project aims to assist theZambezi River Authority in securing the long-term safetyand reliability of the Kariba Dam Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Nile Day 2015 celebrations a success

Nile Day 2015 celebrations a successThe 9th Regional Nile Day celebrations held on 22nd February, 2015 at the Blue Nile Beach on the banks of the River Nile in Khartoum, Sudan has been hailed as a success. The colorful event brought together at least 500 stakeholders from the Nile Basin region and Friends of the Nile.

The celebrations were attended by Ministers in charge of Water Affairs in the Nile Basin countries, including H.E. Prof. Dr. Hossam Mohgazy of Egypt, Minister for water resources and Irrigation.




Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2