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AfricaSan4: Why Open defecation may continue in Africa, until 2030

Special Report on the 4th Africa Sanitation and Hygiene Conference (Africasan4), Dakar, Senegal                                                          By Babatope Babalobi, who was in Dakar   Africa’s Ministers of Water Resources and Sanitation have fixed 2030 as ...

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Africa’s leaders plan to eliminate open defecation by 2030

Rising from the three day 4th African Sanitation and Hygiene Conference tagged “AfricaSan4” African leaders  have  issued the “Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene” which aims to achieve  universal access to adequate and sustainable sanitation,  safe hygiene services and eliminate open defecation by 2030. They also reaffirmed their commitment to the human right to water and sanitation for all for all Africans, ...

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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 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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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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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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Dry toilet conference calls for papers

The International Dry Toilet Conference holding in Tampere, Finland, in the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, 19th – 22nd of August 2015 has announced  a call for papers.  The aim of the conference is to discuss concrete ideas and solutions through sessions and workshops, covering topics from ecological sanitation and nutrient cycling to dry toilet technologies and use of excreta as a ...

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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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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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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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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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Water Professionals Confab opens in Nairobi

The 3rd International Water Association (IWA) Development Congress and Exhibition http://www.iwa2013nairobi.org/ has opened in Nairobi, Kenya and will end October 17, 2013

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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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