Infrastructure News

Nigeria: Launch of the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project in Oyo and Taraba States

14/11/2012

African Development Bank - The Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai, on October 24, and the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo, on November 1, launched the Urban Water and Sanitation Improvement...

Categories: Water

Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Crisis Looms in Harare

02/11/2012

AllAfrica.com - Despite water being central to life on this planet, in Zimbabwe and especially Harare it is something that seems to be taken for granted. An investigation into Harare’s unending water crisis indicates that doom...

Categories: Water

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Set to Meet Urban Water Targets

02/11/2012

AllAfrica.com - TANZANIA expects to attain average water availability targets of between 90 and 100 per cent in major regional urban centres throughout the country by December 2014, but has doubts of meeting the 65 per cent ...

Categories: Water

Opinion: Sound water policy: Govt can't do it alone (South Africa)

02/11/2012

Mail & Guardian - The challenge of managing our water resources requires proactive solutions, especially with the reality of climate change on our doorstep. In addition to this grim reality, there is a need to address ...

Categories: Water

South Africa: Global recognition for SA-linked water innovation

29/10/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - A South African-linked innovation, which is able to turn seawater into an alternative water, energy and fertiliser resource, has won the Global Grand Honour Award of Applied Research at the...

Categories: Water

Lesotho Water Project Expansion Costs May Increase by 15%

24/10/2012

Bloomberg - The cost to extend a project that brings water to South Africa’s industrial hub from Lesotho has risen about 15 percent to 9 billion rand ($1.02 billion) from a December 2010 estimate, a South African official said....

Categories: Water

South Africa’s $40 Billion Water Gap Threatens Economy

24/10/2012

Bloomberg - Concrete patches on the canals snaking through Nico Greeff’s vineyards betray constant repairs to an outmoded irrigation system that’s the lifeblood of farming in South Africa’s arid west.

“The water infrastructure...

Categories: Water, Energy

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam to Spend U.S.$ 247.6 Million On Development Projects

17/10/2012

AllAfrica.com (East African Business Week) - DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania is expected to spend $247.6m grant in development projects for three-year, thanks to the excellent bilateral cooperation with the Germany government.

Both...

Categories: Energy, Water, General

Liberia Maintains Strong Advocacy for Supports to Energy Sector At World Confab in Tokyo

12/10/2012

All Africa.com - Liberia's Finance Minister, Amara Konneh knows first-hand what access to electricity can bring to the developing countries, particularly in his post-conflict Liberia where the need for restoring the energy...

Categories: Energy, Water

Rising water infrastructure investments to spur demand for water-treatment chemicals

12/10/2012

Creamer Media's Mining Weekly - Rising investment in water infrastructure, along with infrastructure development trends and overall regional economic development, is expected to trigger increased demand for water-treatment...

Categories: Water

Madagascar: Lower Mangoky Irrigation Area Rehabilitation Project

02/10/2012

African Development Bank: Compared to the rest of the country, southern Madagascar experiences cyclical droughts that threaten the population’s food security. In general, the country’s agricultural performance has remained...

Categories: Water

South Africa: Umgeni water boss urges training for jobless engineers

19/09/2012

NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence: CYRIL Gamede, the new CE of Umgeni Water, says there are enough engineers in South Africa and perceptions of shortages have arisen because employers do not want to train up newly qualified...

Categories: Water

The Nile River: Egypt and Sudan firm up water alliance

19/09/2012

Africa Review: In what must be construed as a warning to the other Nile waters sharing countries, both President Bashir and his Egyptian counterpart reaffirmed their countries “identical position” in regards to the water ...

Categories: Water

National policies essential for safe drinking water in rural Africa, says ecosystem science expert

13/09/2012

PRweb: A new policy brief recommends how governments, non-state actors and communities in sub-Saharan Africa can contribute to meeting the United Nations’ 2015 Millennium Development Goal on ensuring safe and clean drinking...

Categories: Water

1 milliard FCFA pour entretenir le Bassin Congo-Oubangui-Sangha

13/09/2012

Les 5 ministres des pays membres de la Commission Internationale du Bassin Congo-Oubangui-Sangha (CICOS) ont arrêté à hauteur de 1 milliard 535 million de francs CFA (environs 2339939,02 euros), le budget pour des travaux en...

Categories: Water

Nigeria: The Fears, Anxiety Of Sustaining Improvement In Power Supply

13/09/2012

Leadership: If all goes as planned, it is expected that by the first quarter (Q1) of 2013, the privatised generating companies would have been taken over by the new investors and expectedly, the Q2 and Q3 of 2013 the recovery ...

Categories: Energy, Water

Africa's Chance to Lead

12/09/2012

HydroWorld.com: Stupendous in magnitude, the Grand Inga project envisages 40 GW of hydropower capacity in the Inga valley, some 250 km west of Kinshasa on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Conceiving...

Categories: Energy, Water

World water crisis must be top UN priority: report

11/09/2012

Agence France Presse: WASHINGTON — A rapidly worsening water shortage threatens to destabilize the planet and should be a top priority for the UN Security Council and world leaders, a panel of experts said in a report.

The ...

Categories: Water

Cameroon: Lom-Pangar Funds Wholly Mobilised

11/09/2012

AllAfrica.com (Cameroon Tribune): The European Investment Bank last Friday completed the FCFA 238 billion package needed for the project.

The total amount needed to execute the multibillion Lom-Pangar Hydroelectricity Dam at...

Categories: Water, Energy

Sénégal : Programme d’eau potable et assainissement en milieu rural - PEPAM

10/09/2012

Projet de la Banque africaine de développement : Objectif sectoriel : Assurer durablement l’approvisionnement en eau potable et l’assainissement des zones rurales en vue d’améliorer les conditions de vie et de santé des ...

Categories: Water

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