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All the latest news from the African Water Facility (AWF).

Marondera, a pilot city for Integrated Urban Water Management in Zimbabwe

Pilot city project to guide achievement of universal water supply and sanitation access in Zimbabwe

The implementation of an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Masterplan will help Marondera city of Zimbabwe reach universal access to drinking water and sanitation by 2025. The design of Marondera’s IUWM masterplan is supported by a EUR 2 million grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) with a view to ensuring sustainable management of water and sanitation services for the region’s population.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Project preparation, Drinking water, Sanitation and hygiene, Integrated water resources management, Innovation

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A dam in Swaziland to cover water shortages

A dam in Swaziland to cover water shortages

The African Water Facility (AWF) has approved a grant of EUR 1.28 million to finance feasibility studies for a multi-purpose dam on a tributary of River Lusushwana in Swaziland. The project will provide drinking water to urban areas, including Mbabane and Manzini, the two major cities of the country. The water stored by the dam will also be used for irrigation and hydro-power generation. The multipurpose dam project is a priority investment for the Swazi Government. The 300.000 inhabitants in the area will benefit from this investment.

Categories: Swaziland, Hydropower, Drinking water

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Capacity building workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM)

Capacity building workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM)

From 25-28 January 2016, in Abidjan, a capacity building event is organized by the AWF on the Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) approach.

Categories: Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Integrated water resources management, Water governance, Sanitation and hygiene, Climate change adaptation

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Investment plans for sanitation in eight Malagasy cities

Investment plans for sanitation in eight Malagasy cities

(In French only) La Facilité africaine de l’eau vient d’approuver un don de 1,8 million d’euros en faveur de Madagascar pour doter huit villes de plans d’assainissement. L’objectif du projet est de renforcer le développement économique et social de ces villes grâce à des programmes d’actions pour la gestion intégrée des eaux pluviales, des excreta, des eaux usées et des déchets solides. Les zones concernées (Toliara, Taolagnaro, Antsirabe, Toamasina, Nosy-Be, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga et Antsiranana) regroupent 1,6 million d’habitants.

Categories: Climate change adaptation, Sanitation and hygiene, Water governance, Integrated water resources management

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Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

(In French only) AWF announced on July 23, 2015, that it has approved a grant of € 1.9 million to the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL)- made up of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda -in order to support its development program of the Ruzizi plain in the region. This project aims to boost agriculture in the region and make it a viable economic activity that generates viable profits, benefiting nearly one million inhabitants.

Categories: Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Rwanda, Agricultural water management

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