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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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World Water Week 2014: Call for abstracts

Submission of abstracts to participate in 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm closes January 19, 2014. To submit an abstract online, follow this link:  http://www.worldwaterweek.org/documents/WWW_PDF/2014/2014_Call_for_abstracts_event_proposals-web2.pdf

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Water and Sanitation Jobs in Malawi

Key Expert 1: Team Leader – Architect/Structural Engineer/Civil Engineer- (minimum of 200 working days required) Qualifications and skills: University degree in Architecture or Structural/Civil Engineering. A relevant postgraduate degree for this position will be favoured. Those with postgraduate qualifications in Project Management will have an added advantage. Must be registered with a recognized professional institution locally or internationally. General professional experience: At ...

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Apply for World Water Prize before September 30, 2014

The World Water Council and the Japan Water Forum remind grassroots organizations from developing countries that the deadline for submitting candidatures for the 4th edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is 30 September 2014. This prestigious prize aims to find and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world. These activities may include projects, awareness-raising campaigns and ...

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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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WOPs: Online registration for Water Operators meeting closes today

Online registration for the 2nd Global Water Operators Partnership Congress (Barcelona, Spain November 25- 27, 2013)  closes today 15th of November.    If you have not registered to attend the Congress, you may do so at:    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1265TEf8Q5ps874nJhikufB69kMa3jhPF3J74mW0pbzA/viewform

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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 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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WASH monitoring seminar to hold in Burkina Faso, April 2014

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre on and the pS-Eau, Water Solidarity, in partnership with the Economic Community of West Africa, ECOWAS  has invited abstracts for a seminar on WASH monitoring programme in West Africa holding in Burkina Faso, April 7-9, 2014. Visit this link for details: http://www.pseau.org/sites/default/files/call_for_abstract.pdf  

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Implementing the Human Right to Water in Nigeria

An  e-discussion on realizing the rights to water and sanitation  commenced yesterday and will last for three weeks, closing on November 15, 2013. Facilitated by Catarina de Albuquerque, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, the e-discussion will specifically focus on Catarina’s Handbook for realizing the rights to water and sanitation. The questions ...

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WEDC water conference calls for papers

The 38th WEDC International Conference has called for submission of papers. The theme is on ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services Beyond 2015: Improving access and sustainability’, and the meeting will take place at home in Loughborough 27-31st July 2015 The call for papers and other contributions is now available on the link below. Initial submissions to be received before or ...

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