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2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

1 day ago

Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

2 days ago

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 3 days ago

Making water infrastructure intelligent is a water wise move for Africa

Rapid urbanisation across the continent is having an effect on water demands and it is estimated that by the year 2030, the world will need 40% more water than its current accessible, reliable supply...

By Sabine Dall'Omo 23 Mar 2018

Water, drought, climate change: a holistic approach needed

The current water crisis in the Western Cape has highlighted serious problems with South Africa's approach to water management and finding viable solutions...

By Dr Kevin Gast 16 Mar 2018

Why UNESCO's 'natural solutions' to water problems won't work in Africa

Each year UNESCO releases a World Water Assessment Report, a document that explores potential solutions to the globe's water problems. The 2018 report will focus on nature-based solutions...

By Mike Muller 13 Mar 2018

Veolia seeks World Bank ruling in Gabon pollution dispute

French water and waste giant Veolia is to seek World Bank arbitration in a bitter dispute over pollution between its Gabonese subsidiary and Libreville, the group said on Friday, 9 March...

12 Mar 2018

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working

The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand...

By Ellis Adjei Adams 21 Feb 2018

Drought forces Mozambique capital to ration water

Mozambique authorities last week introduced water rationing to more than a million residents in the capital Maputo due to a severe drought...

19 Feb 2018

Africa needs to invest more in its water professionals

The African continent is disproportionately affected by extreme climate...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 13 Feb 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

Sisi vows to protect Egypt's water supply

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed on Monday, 15 January, to protect Egypt's water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries...

19 Jan 2018

Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam

President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday, 2 November, inaugurated a huge Chinese-funded dam in southern Ivory Coast designed to boost the country's power capacity by nearly 14%...

7 Nov 2017

The attempt to replenish Lake Chad's water may fail again. Here's why

The Transaqua Project is a big, ambitious initiative to replenish the waters of Lake Chad, a fresh water inland lake in Central Africa...

By Adegboyega Adeniran and Katherine Daniell 6 Oct 2017

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