Alternative World Water Forum

The legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti famously sang that ‘water has no enemy’. He was right. Water is seen by many as the symbol of life due to its basic importance to human survival and happiness. However, history has shown that access to safe and clean water has forever been disproportionate,   Read More ...

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal and Lagos State governments to step on the brakes on adoption and implementation of World Bank-funded water schemes that seem tailored to meeting Nigerians’ water needs but are actually white elephant projects. ERA/FoEN position is coming on   Read More ...

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At current rates, it will take sub-Saharan Africa 15 years to reach its water goals and 150 years to reach its sanitation targets. A group of experts explain what needs to change. On March 22, groups across the globe marked World Water Day, an occasion for highlighting the importance of   Read More ...

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Government must reconsider its stance on prepaid water meters …It will not address the problems of the water sector! The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) deserves to be commended for exhibiting signs of commitment towards addressing key challenges for sustainable delivery of quality and universally accessible water to urban consumers.   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Despite being in the path of this huge project, the people have very little information about the dam and the impacts it will bring to their lives. The situation is the same everywhere in Africa where poor communities are relocated to make way for huge infrastructure projects Africa’s poorest nation,   Read More ...

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The Niger Delta is under water. The Nigerian President estimates that 25% of the country’s population has been displaced by the recent floods. That is 40 million people. To give some way to comprehend these figures, that is 1,000 times the number of people displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in   Read More ...

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Government investment, rather than privatisation or international aid, offers the best solution for water services in Ghana. Seventy percent of Ghanaian homes don’t have a WC or a pit latrine. Piped water, if you have it at all, is intermittent, so water in your tap depends on whether you can   Read More ...

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Food cannot be grown without water. In Africa, one in three people endure water scarcity and climate change will make things worse. Building on Africa’s highly sophisticated indigenous water management systems could help resolve this growing crisis, but these very systems are being destroyed by large-scale land grabs amidst claims   Read More ...

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