Water & Irrigation

Access to safe water is crucial to sustainable development

cabo 1With climate change and population growth putting increasing pressure on finite water resources, FAO is urging countries to step up efforts to increase water efficiency and provide access to safe water for all

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Kenya receives new US$267mn loans from AfDB to complete Thwake dam

2815584560 ac26880b83 zThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two loans worth US$267 million to complete the construction of the Thwake Dam on the Thwake River in southern Kenya

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Western Cape dam levels remain stable

wes cape 20The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in South Africa has provided an update on the Western Cape water situation, noting that the water restrictions imposed by the National Government will remain in place and will be reviewed once the average dam level reaches 85 per cent

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REDD+ initiative benefits the rural Kenyan community

REDDResponsible Investor magazine (RI) has visited the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) project in Kenya and met with local landowners, community members and the wildlife works team to witness how the community is benefiting by protecting their trees

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US to improve water security for African communities

USAIDThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a US$32.4mn five-year project, ‘Resilient Waters,’ to address severe water challenges facing the Limpopo River Basin and Okavango River Basin communities

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