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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.


Category: 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...

Category: 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...

Category: 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...

Category: 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...

Category: 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...

Category: 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...

Category: 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...

Category: 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...

Category: 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...

Category: Water

AfDB to Cooperate with South Sudan in Water Sector


Source: PR Newswire

The African Development Bank Group has approved a grant for an assessment study of a water supply and sanitation program for 11 small and medium-sized towns in South Sudan.

The USD 5 .4 million...

Category: Water

World Water Week 2013 in Stockholm - Africa in the Limelight


PR Newswire

Thousands of the world's government representatives, water experts and industry leaders gathered in Stockholm from September 1-6, 2013 for World Water Week. With water cooperation on the agenda, participants have...

Category: Water

French Development Agency and AfDB to strengthen cooperation through concrete projects


PR Newswire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed an Exchange of Letters on September 13, 2013, in Tunis. The Exchange of Letters was signed by the AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka,...

Categories: Energy, Transport, Water

Mozambique: Government Looking for Funding for Mapai Dam


All Africa

Maputo - Mozambican President Armando Guebuza pledged on Saturday that the government will continue to seek funding for a dam at Mapai, in the southern province of Gaza, that will help control the flow of the Limpopo...

Categories: General, Water

Africa50 Fund open by year-end


The Sunday Mail

A NEW fund to accelerate the building of infrastructure across Africa and reduce a current annual funding gap estimated at US$45 billion should be open for business by the end of this year, the president of the...

Categories: Energy, Transport, Water, General

USAID Invests in Open-Source Mobile Tech for Water Sanitation Monitoring


Huffington Post

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) initiative just announced its investment in mWater. A non-profit tech startup, mWater has created an app for...

Category: Water

Innovation for Clean Water in Africa


The Huffington Post

We just saw it out of the corner of our eye as we were bombing down a dusty road in the district of Kamwenge. Out here in Western Uganda, it's so normal, that you'd just pass by without thinking anything of...

Category: Water

Protection de la ressource en eau: De la responsabilité du secteur privé



Selon l´Organisation des Nations unies, la consommation industrielle d'eau devrait doubler d'ici à 2025, en raison des délocalisations et du développement des industries dans les pays en voie de développement.


Category: Water

November 19th: World Toilet Day


World Toilet Day is observed annually on 19 November. This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. Can you imagine not having a toilet? Can you...

Category: Water

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