Water & Environment

Water Aid opens office in South Africa

water MuffetCharity organisation Water Aid has opened a new office in South Africa as part of its attempts to improve safe water access to some of Africa's neediest communities

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Empowering a clean water project in Kenya

A distributer uploads the data she has collected and loaded on her Samsung smartphone. (Image source: Stephen Williams)Cell phone technology is taking a lead role in supporting the provision of clean, potable water to four million Kenyans. Stephen Williams spoke to Manna Energy’s CTO, Max Gold to learn more

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SWA to strengthen national sanitation planning initiatives

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Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) has planned to strengthen national plans and planning processes across Africa through the development of the National Planning for Results Initiative (NPRI)

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Bakrie Delano earmarks US$500 million for Nigerian plantations

Palm nuts. (Image source: Jukwa Village & Palm Oil Production, Ghana).Bakrie Delano Africa, is to spend half of the company’s US$1 billion investment commitment in Nigeria on crude palm oil and rubber plantations

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African groundwater ‘may be difficult to extract’

The maps led to speculation that boreholes could be drilled and hand pumps fitted. (Image source: Oxfam East Africa)While groundwater maps of the African continent created much optimism when they were published recently, experts have warned that accessing water from such sources may prove difficult due to political and technical factors

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