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Enugu state: communities lament poor access to safe water

By Olawale Elekolusi The people of Umuachi and Ekposhi communities, both in Igbo Eze North L.G.A of Enugu State are at increased risk of disease because of severe lack of water, sanitation systems and access to basic hygiene. Access to clean water and adequate sanitation has been a challenging issue to the inhabitants of the area. Due to the unavailability of ...

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39m Nigerians practice open defecation-WHO/UNICEF

About 39million Nigeria practice open defecation, says a new report by the WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme released today. This new figure is up by 4m from 35m stated in 2012 edition of the study. The 25% of people in sub-Saharan Africa not using toilets is down from 36% in 1990.  However, the practice is growing in 26 of ...

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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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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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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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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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Apply to win $20,000 Kyoto World Water Prize

Applications for the  4th edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is now open.The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize was initiated by the City of Kyoto at the 3rd World Water Forum in 2003, to find and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world. These activities may include projects, awareness-raising campaigns and promotion of participatory process on ...

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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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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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Apply for World Bank’s course on water utility reforms

The World Bank Institute (WBI) has developed a core learning program in “Designing and Implementing Successful Utility Reform’ to provide government officials, senior managers of utilities and technical staff with the knowledge, skills and tools for initiating and sustaining reform. This e-learning program, which consists of lessons, case studies and exercises, supports stakeholders to reform their water utility. To apply ...

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Water and Sanitation conferences

Deltas in Times of Climate Change International Conference, will hold in Rotterdam, the Netherlands  24 – 26 September 2014. There is a call for proposals to organize workshops. For more information on how you can either submit a workshop proposal or participate in the conference, visit: http://www.climatedeltaconference2014.org/ Also the International Water Association (IWA) Water, Energy and Climate conference 2014 holds in Mexico ...

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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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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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