Paris, France (PANA)  -  The Senegalese Ministry of Water and Sanitation and the SUEZ Group signed here Tuesday a leasing contract for the management of the public service for the production and distribution of drinking water in urban and peri-urban areas in Senegal. The 15-year contract, for which a company incorporated [...]
©- - 31 december 2019 - 23:26:00 - thread Environment (261 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Residents of Ramokgonami in central Botswana have been assured that the ongoing US$28 million Mahalapye water treatment plant expansion project would improve the water situation in the Sefhare/Ramokgonami constituency. The project, which is about 196.9 km from the capital, Gaborone, commenced June 2019. The water supply will [...]
©- - 17 september 2019 - 17:53:29 - thread Environment (385 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The General Water Resources Authority of Tripoli announced on Thursday the resumption of water supply to the capital, specifying that the service will gradually reach the rest of the regions and cities. In a statement published on its website on Thursday, the Authority said it was working [...]
©- - 04 july 2019 - 17:48:13 - thread Environment (310 words)


Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - The World Water Council (WWC) on Monday renewed its appeal to governments of all countries to make of the access to water for every human their first priority through the increase in investment budgets in water sustainable infrastructure. The WWC plea has come as the council holds [...]
©- - 19 march 2018 - 13:33:56 - thread Environment (363 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan Government is gazetting 70 water towers in different parts of the country in order to ensure that water production is boosted for now and posterity. Kenya Water Towers Agency said Monday the 70 towers will bring to 88 the number of gazetted water towers in [...]
©- - 12 march 2018 - 15:15:27 - thread Environment (562 words)


Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Half a million residents of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, are set to benefit from improved water services and safely managed sanitation through a US$100 million project financed by the World Bank. The World Bank on Thursday approved financing for the six-year Lilongwe Water and Sanitation Project [...]
©- - 21 december 2017 - 18:41:24 - thread Environment (394 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Warning that as many as 600 million children – one in four worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely scare water by 2040, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday called on governments to take immediate measures to curb the impact on the [...]
©- - 22 march 2017 - 20:12:53 - thread Environment (447 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The High Level Panel on Water, consisting of 11 sitting Heads of State and Government and one Special Adviser, on Wednesday in New York issued a Call to Action for a fundamental shift in the way the world looks at water. PANA in New York reports [...]
©- - 21 september 2016 - 19:34:25 - thread Environment (606 words)


New York, US (PANA) - As the World Water Week kicks off, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted that the opportunity cost from a lack of access to water disproportionately falls on women and girls who collectively spend as much as 200 million hours or more than 22,800 years [...]
©- - 30 august 2016 - 13:52:45 - thread Environment (578 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The international community must gear up for a new era of "hydro diplomacy" as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson said on Monday in New York. Addressing delegates [...]
©- - 30 march 2015 - 20:26:17 - thread Environment (789 words)


Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The persistent scarcity of potable water in the Guinean capital, Conakry, has triggered widespread anger and frustration among the residents, in particular those living on the hills and who have no access to water provided by the public utility company Guinean Water Society (GWS), PANA reported [...]
©- - 04 august 2014 - 11:18:17 - thread Environment (398 words)