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UN-HABITAT laments low access to WASH in developing countries as WSP outlines the way forward

The World Water Week  gets underway in Stockholm, Sweden with the UN-HABITAT lamenting that Urban residents in developing countries including Nigeria are still struggling without adequate water and sanitation provision; ...

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Green Investments, key to Secure Water for Future Cities

Over 2500 Water Professionals  convening today at the opening session of the 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm called for  increased  investments in disaster-resilient infrastructure and smarter water management to ...

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WSSCC campaigns for inveased investment in sanitation

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)  has launched a new  WASH campaign titled :  ‘GDP for GDP – Good Dignity Practices for Gross Domestic Product’ According to  an official ...

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AMCOW develops strategy for mainstreaming gender in the water sector

Africa Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) www.amcow.net/ has produced a policy and strategy document to mainstream Gender in the Africa Water sector. The strategy document was developed in the context ...

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Bill Gates awards $3m research grants to invent ‘waterless’ toilet

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as has awarded research grants totalling $3m to eight universities across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America ‘on ‘concepts to access safe, healthy and ...

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India to host Sanitation forum

The 1st Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene will hold in Mumbai, India, from 9th to 14th October 2011. Organised by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the ...

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World Water Week starts on Monday

The World Water Week  begins next Monday in Stockholm, Sweden . Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the World Water Week has been the annual focal point for ...

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Nigeria, 49 African countries to miss MDG target for Sanitation

  By Babatope Babalobi A mutli-stakeholder report  has further confirmed what has been known all the while -Nigeria and 49 African countries will not achieve the Millennium Development Goal for ...

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Nigeria loses N455b annually to poor sanitation

By Babatope Babalobi Nigeria loses an estimated N455b ($3b) annually, to poor sanitation,  according to a report by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), a multi donor partnership administered by ...

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Minister calls for strategic partnership for WASH…. affirms right to water in Nigeria

By Babatope Babalobi Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochepe, have called for ‘strategic partnership’ among all stakeholders for the development of Nigeria’s water sector, even as she ...

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