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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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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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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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UNILAG to host seminar on waste management

The University of Lagos, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria, will hold a seminar on “Solid Waste Management: Promoting Environmentally Sound Disposal and 3R” on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at the Julius Berger Hall, UNILAG Main Campus, Akoka. The Seminar, which is scheduled to hold between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. will focus on: Current Trends in Waste ...

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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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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 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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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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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 Integrity Conference, Lusaka, April 2014

Announcement: 1st African Water Integrity Summit “Accelerating towards a Water Secure World” April 29-30 | Lusaka, Zambia Marking the conclusion of a successful three-year regional integrity training programme in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Water Integrity summit aims to energise the African water community and African political actors’ to take resolute action against corruption. The summit is co-hosted by UNDP-Water Governance Facility, The Water ...

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