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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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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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WASH Jobs: Water and Sanitation vacancy in UK

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor is looking for a Programme Director. Interested candidates should visit the link to apply- http://oxfordhr.co.uk/vacancies/programme-director/ The role is based in London with frequent travel. The deadline is this Sunday 13  October at midnight GMT.

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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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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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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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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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Water and Sanitation vacancies in Nigeria: Rivers and Ebonyi state

SUWASA is a six-year regional program launched in September 2009 implemented by Tetra Tech from the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information about SUWASA please visit www.usaid-suwasa.org SUWASA seeks to employ a Nigerian national in two full-time positions of Finance/Office Administrative Assistant to support project activities at its two country offices in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and Port Harcourt, Rivers ...

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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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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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