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Water: The Warning Coming from South Africa

By: Franklin Frederick / Source: Jornal GGN / The Dawn News / February 15, 2018 Cape Town, the capital of South Africa, home to over 3.7 million people, could be the first big metropoli of the world to completely run out of water. There are many causes to this extreme situation, including lack of planning […] Read More

Cameroon: Biya signs presidential decree to reorganize Cameroon Water Utilities (CAMWATER)

On February 20, 2018, Paul Biya officially ended the privatization of water production and distribution in Cameroon. That day, a presidential decree was signed to reorganize Cameroon Water Utilities (CAMWATER) which was till then in charge of drinking water management. The company is now in charge of the production and distribution in urban and semi-urban […] Read More

Catalonia. Seven cities create an association of municipalities for “public water”

Barcelona, Jan 31 (EFE). – Barcelona, Badalona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, El Prat de Llobregat, Sabadell, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Terrassa, the public companies Barcelona Ciclo del Agua and Aguas del Prat and the entity Ingeniería sin Fronteras have constituted today the Catalan Association of Municipalities and Entities for Public Water Management (AMAP). The constituent […] Read More

World Economic Forum Sees Big Risks in Water and Climate

Environmental change viewed as a leading cause of disruption. January 17, 2018 by Brett Walton Following a year in which Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s power and water grids and Cape Town stepped to the edge of a water supply disaster, the world’s business, political, and academic elite warn of social and economic upheaval from […] Read More

Addressing gender issues in urban water and sanitation

by Sohna Aminatta Ngum (Gender Specialist in the department of Gender, Women and Civil Society at the African Development Bank Group) January 4, 2018 The African subcontinent has experienced rapid economic growth since 2000. African Development Bank (AfDB) Group demographic projections indicate that Africa’s population will increase from 1 billion in 2010 to 1.6 billion […] Read More

Cape Town’s “Day Zero” Approaches

Local authorities estimate that taps will be turned off by April 29, 2018. December 27, 2017 By Kayla Ritter, Circle of Blue In 123 days, South Africa’s second largest city could run out of drinking water. Cape Town, a city of 4 million, continues to grapple with severe water scarcity following three consecutive years of […] Read More