Infrastructure News

Public-Private Partnership Conference, to be held 5-8 June 2012 in Dakar, Senegal

13/04/2012

Theme: ACCELERATING ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA- SCALING UP PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION

Categories: Water

Ghana & Togo in water deal

13/04/2012

The Africa Report - 13 April 2012

Ghana and Togo have signed a joint agreement to kick start a 40 year-old project to draw water from the West African country's Volta River to supply the Togolese capital Lome.

The Sogakope-Lome...

Categories: Water

South Africa: People Want Water, Not 'Commitments'

13/04/2012

Democratic Alliance - 12 April 20120

Today's protests against poor water service delivery in Petrusburg's Bolokanang Township show that local municipalities are not succeeding in the realisation of progressive constitutional...

Categories: Water

Reduced spring rains in Africa predicted

13/04/2012

UPI - 12 April 2012

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are likely to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal, forecasters said.

Through May, the rains are expected to...

Categories: Water

Gambia: U.S.$10 Million Water Projects Launched

13/04/2012

allAfrica.com - 13 April 2012

The government of The Gambia in collaboration with African Development Bank and Africa Water Facility (AWF) Wednesday launched two sister projects of the National Water Sector Reform (NWSR) and...

Categories: Water

South Africa keen to move ahead with plans to unlock 'northern mineral belt'

13/04/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - 13 April 2012

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Plans for unlocking South Africa's coal- and platinum-rich northern mineral belt through transport, water and energy interventions, were...

Categories: Energy, General, Transport, Water

Zimbabwe: New dams could ease water crisis

13/04/2012

Fungai Mbetsa, the acting town clerk of the Zimbabwean municipality of Chitungwiza, has revealed plans to ease the water crisis in the area by constructing two new dams.

At present, the municipality is dependent Harare, the...

Categories: Water

Will Water Pumps Bring Peace to Ivory Coast? (video)

12/04/2012

PBS News Hour - 11 April 2012

JUDY WOODRUFF: Next tonight: A civil war in West Africa forces a country to look at its water problems.

Special correspondent Steve Sapienza has another of his collaborations with African...

Categories: Water

Africa to spend $72bn a year on infrastructure, but shortfall persists

12/04/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - 11 April 2012

Africa is able to spend about $72-billion a year on infrastructure, but there remains a $480-billion shortfall over the next decade, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday.

...

Categories: General, Energy, Transport, Water

Durban, South Africa: Toilet water can be purified

12/04/2012

Daily News - 10 April 2012

Yuck! This is the response in most instances to the proposal to recycle water from sewage effluent.

But experts warn that there are already substances in our water supply that might draw similar...

Categories: Water

La BAD finance deux projets d’eau potable et d’assainissement au Maroc

11/04/2012

La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) va contribuer au financement de deux projets d’assainissement dans le centre du Maroc, rapporte l'agence de presse PANA.

La banque va mobiliser environ 70 pourcent du coût total des...

Categories: Water

Portugal deal on Mozambique's Cahora Bassa dam

10/04/2012

BBC news - 9 April 2012

Portugal has agreed to give up its remaining stake in a giant hydroelectric dam in Mozambique, ending a long-running dispute.

Portugal, the former colonial power, had retained control of the Cahora...

Categories: Energy, Water

Mozambique: African Development Bank Prepared to Fund Phase Two of Lower Limpopo Irrigation

10/04/2012

allAfrica.com - 8 April 2012

Maputo — The Mozambican government and the African Development Bank (ADB) are working on the final details of the contract to fund the second phase of the rehabilitation of the Lower Limpopo...

Categories: Water

Egypt is losing its grip on the Nile

09/04/2012

Political uncertainty in post-revolution Egypt is allowing other Nile states to wrest control of the world’s longest river.

Categories: Water, Energy

The Water Risk Filter - a new tool in determining water risks

09/04/2012

WWF & DEG

Designed for non-water experts, the Water Risk Filter is a newly launched tool that offers a structured set of risk indicators, including all relevant elements of water risks, all industries (standard...

Categories: Water

Namibia: Country/AngolaTackle Water and Power Issues

03/04/2012

allAfrica.com - April 2, 2012

Oshakati — Agriculture, Water and Forestry Minister John Mutorwa and Angolan Minister of Water and Energy Joao da Silva Borges have held a three day consultative meeting on issues related to water...

Categories: Water, Energy

Africa: Safe Water Access Goal Further Away Than Previously Thought

03/04/2012

allAfrica.com - April 2, 2012

Addis Ababa — A failure to incorporate water quality data into measurements of progress on the Millennium Development Goal of access to safe water has made some countries appear closer to...

Categories: Water

Nigeria: TY Danjuma Foundation Commits U.S.$2.5 Million for Water Project

03/04/2012

allAfrica.com - April 2, 2012

As part of its commitment to ensure availability of safe water and food security in Nigeria, the TY Danjuma Foundation (TYDF), has announced an initial commitment of $250,000 to the Safe Water for...

Categories: Water

South Africa: Facility too late to resolve crisis

03/04/2012

fin24 - April 1, 2012

Johannesburg – Ion exchange, the technology that Trailblazer Technologies wants to use to process South African acid mine drainage into water for stimulating agricultural production, also involves all ...

Categories: Water

Water monitoring `easier` with free mobile phone app

03/04/2012

Environmental Expert.com - March 30, 2012

The Water Quality Reporter (WQR) application was developed by the iCOMMS team at the civil engineering department at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, under the leadership of...

Categories: Water

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