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Climate Change Threatening Africa’s Biodiversity

Climate Change Threatening Africa’s Biodiversity

Experts said on Wednesday that the Horn of Africa region is struggling to cope with the loss of biodiversity caused by climate change, which is exacerbating hunger, water stress, poverty, and resource conflicts. Levis Kavagi, Regional Coordinator for Ecosystems and Biodiversity Africa of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said […]

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Water Quality Violations: EU has Greece under pressure

Water Quality Violations: EU has Greece under pressure

Greece is under pressure from the European Commission to stop delays and solve the problem of nitrate pollution in its waters. Last week, the European Commission asked the European Supreme Court to fine Greece for its continued failure to protect its waters from agricultural nitrate pollution. EU law requires member […]

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Why is Africa facing Environmental Challenges

Why is Africa facing Environmental Challenges

Water is essential to the balance of the environment. As a liquid, it contributes to the formation of landforms and the emergence of life (plants, animals, and humans), and is vital to its maintenance. As a gas, water forms a barrier in the atmosphere, protecting the biosphere from solar ultraviolet […]

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How Climate Change Affects the African Economy

How Climate Change Affects the African Economy

“Rain does not fall on a roof alone.” An African proverb. The changing climate has an equal impact on every country and sector. It has risks and opportunities at the same time, and the financial sector is not immune to these risks and opportunities. Climate change has shrunk the African […]

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650,000 people in Mozambique benefiting from new water treatment plant

650,000 people in Mozambique benefiting from new water treatment plant

The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, inaugurated a new water treatment plant in Moamba District, Maputo Province on Wednesday. The 220 million U.S. dollar project is expected to benefit approximately 650,000 people in the Maputo region. The new plant will create approximately 100,000 new connections, which may result in more […]

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Why is Africa’s water crisis more urgent than ever

Why is Africa’s water crisis more urgent than ever

In recent years, many African cities have had to take measures to solve the problem of water shortages. The historic shortage of Cape Town in 2018 is still fresh in our memory. The South African authorities narrowly avoided disaster by rationing drinking water to 50 liters per day for each […]

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A water policy prioritizing green growth

A water policy prioritizing green growth

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a new water policy that prioritizes water security and the conversion of water assets in order to promote the sustainable and inclusive economic growth of regional member countries. Since 2010, the African Development Bank has invested approximately US$6.2 […]

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How much water should a child drink?

How much water should a child drink?

Everyone knows that water is vital to life. However, after a child has developed a strategy on how to receive breast milk or formula in the first year, it may feel a bit harsh to switch to pure old water. Should they drink all day or just here and there? […]

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Why is water shortage a problem

Why is water shortage a problem

Water shortage is a growing problem worldwide. Overuse, population growth, and climate change have contributed to desperate conditions, and violent extremist organizations (VEOs) are turning scarce water into a weapon. This trend is most obvious in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which is a region that is vital […]

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How water shortage happens?

How water shortage happens?

Water shortages are generally divided into two categories: physical water shortages (water shortages due to local ecological conditions); and economic shortages when water infrastructure is insufficient. The two often together cause water pressure. For example, stressed areas may lack both rainfall and adequate water storage and sanitation facilities. Experts say […]

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