Infrastructure News

Interpreting New Data on Africa’s Groundwater


Circle of Blue - 2 May 2012

This BBC article, tweeted to our our @circleofblue account, gives the results of a new report by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the University College London’s Department of Geography (UCL)...

Category: Water

Nigeria Ranks 'Very Low' in Water Index

03/05/2012 - 3 May 2012

Nigeria has been ranked very low in an Africa Water Poverty Index indicating that the country is lagging behind in meeting the water requirement of its population.

But the Minister of water...

Category: Water

Zimbabwe: Masvingo city officials seek to improve water infrastructure


The Zimbabwean city of Masvingo is actively seeking significant funding to improve the water system in order to cope with a sudden population surge, The Herald has reported.

In order to build new water pumping, conveyance and...

Category: Water

Africa: Call for More Investment in Water

26/04/2012 - 24 April 2012

SUB-Saharan African countries including Tanzania need to revisit their water policies and invest heavily in the sector.

Zanzibar President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein said in Dar es Salaam on Monday that...

Category: Water

Pennine Energy develops waterless toilet for rural areas (video)


ABNDigital - 25 April 2012

A hi-tech waterless toilet for densely populated rural areas. Pennine Energy Innovation has developed a unique and "dignified" waterless toilet which uses special technology to separate...

Category: Water

Scientists discuss ways to extract water supplies in Africa


The continent of Africa - Libya, Algeria and Chad, in particular - is currently sat on a vast reservoir of groundwater, a group of scientists have claimed.

Many Africans, of course, struggle for access to clean drinking water -...

Category: Water

Tanzania announces plans for new water wells


Over the next four years, as much as TSh15.2 billion (£5.9 million) will be spent to construct and drill water wells in Tanzania, East African Business Week has reported.

Experts hope that the move will help to curb the poor...

Category: Water

Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe disburse $70m


News Day - 23 April 2012

The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) disbursed close to $70 million to fund 32 infrastructure projects in the first three months of the year.

The bulk of the projects...

Categories: Water, Transport, General

'Huge' water resource exists under Africa


BBC News - 20 April 2012

Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.

They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on...

Category: Water

Outcome Statement Released for ICA Water Platform Meeting in Frankfurt, 8-9 March 2012


Objective: Identify challenges and opportunities in the financing and implementation of Transboundary Water Resource and Climate Change Adaptation Programs

Category: Water

Videos: Water issues in South Africa


ABNDigital - 18 April 2012

South Africa's Water Crisis with SAB's Andre Fourie

ABN is focusing its attention on water sustainability in Africa and South Africa faces serious threats from its increasingly scarce water ...

Category: Water

La BAD lance un projet de 33 millions d’euros pour le recyclage des eaux usées en Tunisie


Banque africaine de développement - 17 avril 2012

La Banque africaine de développement, l’Office national de l’assainissement (ONAS) et le gouvernement tunisien ont organisé à Hammamet, du 10 au 12 avril, un atelier de trois...

Category: Water

East Africa: Water proves a prize asset


BBC - 16 April 2012

On first acquaintance, it's hard to see Ikal Angelei as a rebel.

Too young, too mild-mannered (perfect English diction), too much at ease in T-shirt and trousers.

It's a salutary lesson in never judging the...

Category: Water

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



Category: Water

Ghana & Togo in water deal


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...

Category: Water

South Africa: People Want Water, Not 'Commitments'


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...

Category: Water

Reduced spring rains in Africa predicted


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...

Category: Water

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

13/04/2012 - 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...

Category: Water

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


Creamer Media's Engineering News - 13 April 2012

JOHANNESBURG ( – 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


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...

Category: Water

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