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Adamawa State CSOs call for dialogue over access to River Benue

Civil Society Organisations  (CSOs) in Adamawa State have urged the Nigerian Government to dialogue with the Cameroonian government on how the two countries could mutually benefit from the River Benue.  Rising from a three day capacity building workshop organised by the Ministry of Water Resources with the support of the European Union, the CSOs in a communique, lamented that the ...

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World Toilet Day: Bread of Life NGO calls for National Summit on Toilet

Bread of Life Development Foundation (BLF), a non-governmental organization has urged the Federal Government to immediately convene a National Conference on access to Safe Toilets, in order to discuss and find solutions to the sanitation crisis in Nigeria.   Quoting the WHO/UNICEF/Joint Monitoring Report 2015, that states 45million Nigerians are still defecating in the open and another 130m use unimproved ...

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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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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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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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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 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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Masters in Waste Management: Scholarships available

  Treating Container Toilet Waste in Kumasi, Ghana Application deadline: 24 January 2014 Award type: MSc by Research Start date: 1 May 2014 Duration of award: 1 year Eligibility: Rest of World, UK or EU Supervisors: Alison Parker, Sean Tyrrel and Ben Martin. Supported by WSUP, this studentship will provide a generous tax free bursary, plus fees for 1 year. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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