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Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

Tanzania is expected to benefit from a boost in hydropower generation and irrigation development thanks to a new study financed by the African Water Facility (AWF). This EUR 2-million grant will help the government of Tanzania launch the pre-feasibility study of a multipurpose dam, irrigation and hydropower project in Kikonge (South West).

Categories: Tanzania, Project preparation, Hydropower, Agricultural water management

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Dam in Swaziland: A strategic investment for the country

Dam in Swaziland: A strategic investment for the country

From the 3rd to 5th of February, a mission from the African Development Bank / African Water Facility came in Mbabane to train the project team and discuss the 2016 workplan. The detailed design should be ready end of 2017.

Categories: Swaziland, Hydropower, Climate change adaptation, Drinking water

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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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AWF to help tackle food insecurity, flooding and droughts in Uganda and South Sudan

AWF to help tackle food insecurity, flooding and droughts in Uganda and South Sudan

The African Water Facility (AWF) announced on January 9, 2015 that it has offered a €1.97 million grant to the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) to increase water availability for multiple purposes in the...

Categories: Uganda, South Sudan, Agricultural water management, Hydropower, Water governance

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Supporting multi-purpose water storage to build climate resilience in Mozambique

Supporting multi-purpose water storage to build climate resilience in Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique, December 15, 2014 – The African Water Facility announced on December 15 that is has offered a €3.4 million grant to the Government of Mozambique to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a climate adaptation project in the lower Limpopo region.

Categories: Mozambique, Hydropower, Climate change adaptation

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