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Nigeria needs to invest $6b to provide water for all by 2025

                                                        By  Babatope Babalobi  babalobi@yahoo.com  Nigeria needs to invest about $600 million yearly in the water supply sector, over the next 10 years,  if it hopes to achieve universal coverage of safe drinking ...

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WASH Infographics: Preventing malaria and other water related diseases

  Francis Odupute, Chairman, WASH (Water, Sanitation  and Hygiene) Media Network Nigeria, Edo State Chapter, Nigeria designed these cartoons to raise awareness on the malaria scourge and WASH-related diseases, which are prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa in particular and the developing world in general. Support is provided by HorizonInternational in collaboration with MediaBFI, Beautiful Feet International.

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Benue state residents groan from lack of safe water

                                        By Joke Falaju and John Okeke, Abuja Yetugh and Agbungu communities  in Logo Local Government Area , Katsina-Alu/Ukum/Logo Senatorial Zone , Benue State are no longer finding it easy  as the communities have complained bitterly  about  the threat of their ...

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Safe hygienic menstruation as a basic human right

This years World Toilet Day focusing on “Gender Equality and Dignity” is coming at no better time than now.   Each month between two and seven days, adding up to around 3000 days of menstruation in an average woman’s lifetime. However in many places, menstruation is a taboo subject and many negative cultural attitudes are associated with it, including the ...

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Water Resources Institute train Journalists on IWRM

Workshop report The National Water Resources Institute (NWRI), Kaduna recently organized a two day workshop for Journalists on Water Resources reporting. The objectives of the workshop are: To sensitize the media on key critical Integrated Water Resources Management issues. To empower journalists towards widely reporting on Integrated Water Resources Management issues and package their news to reach all audiences. Explore ...

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Drilling boreholes in Northern Nigeria, diary of an Engineer

It is well known that around 7000,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation and half the hospital beds in developing countries are filled with people suffering from diseases caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene.  In this article, an Engineer working with a Borehole drilling firm in a village, Northern Nigeria, demonstrates the ...

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African Water Facility allocates 16m euros for climate change projects

The African Water Facility (AWF) has allocated €16m to fund for proposals for the “Preparation of Water and Climate Change Investment Projects”. In a statement, the AWF said  winning proposals would be awarded grants  ranging in size from € 1 million up to € 3 million, for the preparation of water projects and programs aimed at building resilience to climate change in Africa, ...

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Water and Sanitation conferences

Deltas in Times of Climate Change International Conference, will hold in Rotterdam, the Netherlands  24 – 26 September 2014. There is a call for proposals to organize workshops. For more information on how you can either submit a workshop proposal or participate in the conference, visit: http://www.climatedeltaconference2014.org/ Also the International Water Association (IWA) Water, Energy and Climate conference 2014 holds in Mexico ...

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Apply for a Masters degree in Urban management

Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is calling for applications for a one year Masters of Science in Urban Management and Development (UMD12) 2015 with 6 different specializations. Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI) Urban Housing and Livelihoods (UHL) Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change (UECC) Integrated Planning and Strategies (IPS) Urban Land Development (ULD)  Urban Competitiveness and ...

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WASH vacancies: UNICEF seeks WASH Consultants

UNICEF Nigeria has vacancy for a Partnership and Advocacy Specialist and WASH State Consultants.  Interested candidates should visit the link below:  http://www.nigerianemployment.com/jobs/partnership-advocacy-specialist-wash-state-consultant-jobs-unicef-nigeria-2014-2/#sthash.ALkXGq9L.dpuf

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UNILAG to host seminar on waste management

The University of Lagos, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria, will hold a seminar on “Solid Waste Management: Promoting Environmentally Sound Disposal and 3R” on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at the Julius Berger Hall, UNILAG Main Campus, Akoka. The Seminar, which is scheduled to hold between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. will focus on: Current Trends in Waste ...

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WASH vacancy: AMCOW needs Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

The African Ministers Conference on Water is soliciting applications for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Project Manager. Click here for details. Deadline for submission of applications: April 20, 2014  

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Apply for World Bank’s course on water utility reforms

The World Bank Institute (WBI) has developed a core learning program in “Designing and Implementing Successful Utility Reform’ to provide government officials, senior managers of utilities and technical staff with the knowledge, skills and tools for initiating and sustaining reform. This e-learning program, which consists of lessons, case studies and exercises, supports stakeholders to reform their water utility. To apply ...

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Spain to host 2013 Water Operators’ Partnerships Congress

The 2013 Global Water Operators’ Partnerships  (WOPs) Congress will be held November 27 –  29, 2013, at Sant Pau Complex in Barcelona, Spain. The Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance is a network of partners committed to helping water operators help one another improve their collective capacity to provide access to water and sanitation services for all. Every two years, GWOPA organizes ...

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Apply to win $20,000 Kyoto World Water Prize

Applications for the  4th edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is now open.The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize was initiated by the City of Kyoto at the 3rd World Water Forum in 2003, to find and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world. These activities may include projects, awareness-raising campaigns and promotion of participatory process on ...

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Water Integrity Conference, Lusaka, April 2014

Announcement: 1st African Water Integrity Summit “Accelerating towards a Water Secure World” April 29-30 | Lusaka, Zambia Marking the conclusion of a successful three-year regional integrity training programme in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Water Integrity summit aims to energise the African water community and African political actors’ to take resolute action against corruption. The summit is co-hosted by UNDP-Water Governance Facility, The Water ...

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