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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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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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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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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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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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Guidelines for improving water supply to urban poor

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor has published a guide on how water utilities can to improve water supply to low-income urban communities throughout Africa and Asia. This guide provides an introduction to available options for serving these communities. The guide draws on sector experience in general, and more particularly on WSUP’s extensive experience of implementing urban WASH programmes ...

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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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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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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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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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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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