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12 states to benefit from N64.3b urban water supply projects

Nigeria’s third National Urban Water Sector Reform Programme (NUWSRP) has been finalized and its implementation will soon commence both at the Federal level and in 12 benefiting states. Like its precursors- (the 1st and 2nd NUWSRP), the 3rd NUWSRP is being financed by the World Bank at the request of the Federal Government of Nigeria. Earlier this year, the Board ...

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Nigeria: EU-Water works contracts poorly implemented, says evaluators

                                                                                   By Babatope Babalobi A team of Independent Evaluators have given low marks to the service delivery component of the ...

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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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WASH Consultancy Nigeria: Institutional Development Expert required

Consultancy for the Analysis and design of the Institutional Framework of the Urban Water Services in Ebonyi State, Nigeria Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) is a six year regional initiative financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Tetra Tech ARD through its Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya TETRA TECH ARD wishes to ...

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Water and Sanitation Jobs in Nigeria: Experts needed

A Nigerian firm needs Water Supply and Sanitation experts with experience in WASH Advocacy and Mobilization on WASH programme to work in Yobe and Osun state. Duration of the programme is three months in the two target states. The experts are also expected to have vast experience on social research/surveys  as the assignment will be research-driven. Interested? Please directly contact: emaedison@gmail.com

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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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Water and Sanitation Job: Team Leader required in Nigeria

A multinational  Group are is looking for a Team Leader to lead a project in Nigeria. The assignment is to guide the planning and conduct of Review and Capacity Development of Training Institutions for a Rural Water Supply and Sanitation programme. This specialist Team Leader will need the following qualifications: A minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in Administration, ...

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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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WASH jobs: Consultancies in UNICEF

UNICEF (Nigeria office) is looking for three consultants to assist in implementing some critical assignments under the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme (WSSRP) Phase II & III as well as the Water Supply and Sanitation Components of the Niger Delta Support Programme (NDSP), financed by the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). The Consultants needed are in the field ...

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Guidelines for improving water supply to urban poor

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor has published a guide on how water utilities can to improve water supply to low-income urban communities throughout Africa and Asia. This guide provides an introduction to available options for serving these communities. The guide draws on sector experience in general, and more particularly on WSUP’s extensive experience of implementing urban WASH programmes ...

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Nominations for Stockholm Industry Water Award 2014, closes today

Stockholm International Water Institute invites nominations for the 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award. The Award honours outstanding business sector contributions to sustainable water management. Deadline for nominations is today, November 15 at midnight. Nominate your candidate now, visit: www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmindustrywateraward/nominate

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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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Online course on Water and Sanitation policy

On-line course on Water and Sanitation policy in developing countries commences May 26, 2014 This course will examine current conditions and trends in water and sanitation services in the Global South. Within it we will take a critical look at the underlying political, economic, social, and technical reasons why almost a billion people lack access to improved water supplies and ...

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