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Africa: Access to Sanitation & Water is Needed

Africa: Access to Sanitation & Water is Needed

Washing hands with soap is a basic part of a healthy school environment. Good hygiene helps to ensure the health of children so they can attend classes and study. The availability of handwashing stations and menstrual sanitation facilities (including soap and water) also help girls manage their own hygiene. If […]

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Over 100M in Africa threatened by climate change

Over 100M in Africa threatened by climate change

A new United Nations report warns that more than 100 million “extremely poor” people in Africa are threatened by accelerating climate change, and climate change may also melt the few glaciers on the African continent within 20 years. A report issued by the World Meteorological Organization on Tuesday provided a […]

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World Water Week: How to solve the water crisis

World Water Week: How to solve the water crisis

World Water Week ended on August 27, sending a strong message: We have many solutions to the water crisis and climate change, but we need political will and sufficient investment. This is what the conference calls on the international community to activate. World Water Week, the world’s leading water event, […]

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Climate Gaps for South Africa

Climate Gaps for South Africa

The findings of the second “State of Climate Science and Technology in South Africa” ​​report prepared by the South African Academy of Sciences (ASSAf) include that the country is well-positioned to play a key role in the Global Adaptation Committee to advance climate change adaptation solutions. Among other things, the […]

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How Wildfires Affect Water Quality

How Wildfires Affect Water Quality

Climate change is driving an increase in catastrophic wildfires; consumers can see, smell and taste the effects in the water. Water companies must prepare for worse times in the future. In recent decades, from the Amazon to Siberia, from Australia to the western United States, the number, scale and intensity […]

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Water, believed to be more valuable than oil in future Africa

Water, believed to be more valuable than oil in future Africa

Scientists and think tanks believe that future wars will be fighting for water. Yes, you read that right. Due to water shortages caused by climate change and population growth, a report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center estimates that there is a 75% to 90% probability of war due […]

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How Drought Affects Different Sectors: Agriculture, Industry & Housing

How Drought Affects Different Sectors: Agriculture, Industry & Housing

Increased competition for water between different sectors (agriculture, industry, and housing) has increased the price of water, leaving many communities-usually the poorest and most vulnerable in a situation where women and children must travel long distances to fetch water To meet their needs. basic needs. In countries where there is […]

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How African Cities Can Become Water-Wise

How African Cities Can Become Water-Wise

What are the main water, waste and climate change challenges facing my city? Have other cities faced similar challenges? How far is my city from becoming a blue city? Is the latest water data for my city collected and easily accessible for everyone? These are some of the questions that […]

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How water aids disaster-proof global food systems

How water aids disaster-proof global food systems

Covid-19 has cast a long shadow over the global dialogue around food and nutrition security and has brought the relationship between public health, poverty, and hunger into the focus of attention. In addition to the pandemic, other threats to food and nutrition security are also great, from climate change and […]

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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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