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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 Nigeria

Vacancies in the European Union Supported Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase III (WSSSRP III) Nigeria Procurement Expert Junior Water Legislation Expert Send CV to: nicheconsortltd@yahoo.com

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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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