Infrastructure News

Nile dam study fails to stem the tide of Egyptian indignation towards Ethiopia


Claim and counter-claim has attended the delayed publication of a report on the likely impact of the Grand Renaissance dam.

The opening sentence of Egypt's new constitution describes the country as the river...

Categories: Water, Energy

Water Wars? Think Again: Conflict Over Freshwater Structural Rather Than Strategic


Sodere Ethiopians News and Entertainment

The global water wars are almost upon us!At least that´s how it seems to many. The signs are troubling: Egypt and Ethiopia have recently increased their aggressive posture and rhetoric...

Categories: Water

Cap-Vert: L'énergie des ondes pour dessaler l'eau de mer



Le Cap-Vert veut utiliser l'énergie des ondes pour dessaler l'eau de la mer - Un projet-pilote de la technologie de dessalage de l'eau de la mer à partir de l'énergie des ondes de la mer sera implanté dans l'île...

Categories: Water

Southern Africa: Kariba Dam Collapse Fears and Disaster Preparedness in Zimbabwe



Could fears of the imminent collapse of the more than five-decade-old Kariba Dam on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia spur Zimbabwe into more effective disaster preparedness?

In early March, engineers at a...

Categories: Energy, Water

Nigeria water market associated with distinct lack of legislation and regulation


Nigeria's water sector is severely underdeveloped and there is a distinct lack of legislation and regulation governing the industry. Water infrastructure is also lacking, and the disorganised Water Ministry and...

Categories: Water

Guebuza calls for infrastructure investment in Africa



Mozambican President Armando Guebuza says investment in transport, communications and energy infrastructures is not just a business opportunity but is a crucial ingredient for peace and security in Africa, APA learns here...

Categories: Energy, Transport, Water, ICT

AfDB to finance water, energy and SME projects in Egypt



African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it will finance projects in the water, irrigation, energy and small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) sectors in Egypt. The bank also expressed its readiness to continue to...

Categories: Water, Energy

The trillion-dollar gap. How to get more of the world’s savings to pay for new roads, airports and electricity


The Economist

If you have been to New York’s La Guardia airport recently, taken a train during London’s rush hour, tried to drive in Lagos or endured one of India’s ubiquitous power cuts, you will have first-hand knowledge of...

Categories: Energy, Transport, ICT, Water

Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

21/03/2014 by Claire Provost

Soaring energy demands will pile pressure on already strained water resources, warns the UN on eve of world water day.

Growing demand for energy will put increasing pressure on the world's...

Categories: Energy, Water

World Water Day 2014: AfDB and the water-energy nexus



Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires util ization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources.


Categories: Energy, Water

World Bank approves funds to study Congo's Inga dam



The World Bank's board on Thursday approved a $73 million grant to help the Democratic Republic of Congo develop an expansion of the Inga hydroelectric dam, potentially the largest hydropower site in the world.


Categories: Water

World Bank set to fund Congo dam



The World Bank is likely to approve $73m next week to fund an expansion of the Inga hydroelectric dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a bank official said over the weekend.

The decision will be a relief to...

Categories: Water

Nigeria water crisis is pressing with 42% of the population lacking sufficient safe water

14/03/2014 (Nigeria)

Nigeria's water crisis is pressing, with estimates stating that 42% of the country's population still lacking sufficient access to safe water, and with roughly 68% lacking improved sanitation.

A lack of...

Categories: Water

Séminaire " suivi-évaluation des services locaux d'eau potable et d'assainissement dans les zones rurales et les villes secondaires en Afrique de l'Ouest " en avril à Ouagadougou



Un séminaire international bilingue sur le " suivi-évaluation des services locaux d'eau potable et d'assainissement dans les zones rurales et les villes secondaires en Afrique de l'Ouest " se tiendra du 7 au...

Categories: Water

Water Aid Ends Regional Management Meeting in Monrovia


All Africa

WaterAid "an international non-profit organization transforming lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation", has ended its first Regional Strategic Management Meeting in the Liberian...

Categories: Water

Liberia: U.S., Liberian officials begin construction of new water pipelines for Robertsport


The New Dawn (Liberia)

U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac and USAID's Global Water Coordinator, Chris Holmes, along with officials from the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), joined local residents at a groundbreaking...

Categories: Water

Ressources hydrauliques: L'Afrique croît en l'avenir de la biotechnologie



Des experts ont plaidé, mercredi à Marrakech, pour la promotion de la biotechnologie dans le traitement des eaux usées en Afrique, une technique écologique et peu coûteuse qui est susceptible de contribuer à résoudre les...

Categories: Water

Maroc: Le programme régional d'économie de l'eau d'irrigation fort prometteur



La région Doukkala- Abda comporte une superficie agricole utile (SAU) de 1,06 million d'hectares et un périmètre irrigué 114.650 ha (11% de la SAU).

Elle contribue, d'une façon substantielle, à la production agricole...

Categories: Water

The Future of Water Sustainability


The Economist

Multinational companies have historically taken water availability for granted. But this is changing. A 2013 World Economic Forum report named water scarcity as one of the top global risks facing companies in the...

Categories: Water

Gestion de l'eau: Le Maroc érigé en modèle par la BAD


Aujourd'hui le Maroc

Des experts d´une douzaine de pays africains ont pris part, mercredi à Rabat, à un atelier régional de partage des résultats de l´évaluation du secteur de l´eau et de l´assainissement, deux domaines dont la...

Categories: Water

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