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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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