Alternative World Water Forum

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 ...

Categories: In the news

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

In Africa, groundwater is the major source of drinking water and its use for irrigation is forecast to increase substantially to combat growing food insecurity. Despite this, there is little quantitative information on groundwater resources in Africa, and groundwater storage is consequently omitted from assessments of freshwater availability. Here we   Read More ...

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We, African organizations at the Alternative World Water Forum, in Marseille from 14 to 17 March 2012, Given the growing pressures of the multinational corporations on the water resources in Africa, Given the privatization of the public water supply sector and that of the water distribution companies in Africa, Given   Read More ...