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World Water Week 2016 Stockholm

African Water Facility and African Development Bank at World Water Week: Water for all by 2030

The African Water Facility and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are participating in World Water Week, in Stockholm (Sweden) from 29 August to 2 September. This year’s edition holds under the theme Water for Sustainable Growth. The World Water Week is the leading annual global event for tackling global water issues and development related challenges.

Categories: Drinking water, Gender equity, Climate change adaptation, Environmental protection, Flood or drought protection, Water governance, Water knowledge

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Ensuring long-term water safety in Tunisia

Ensuring long-term water safety in Tunisia

In order to manage water fairly, sustainably and efficiently, the African Water Facility (AWF) has approved a grant of 1.4 million euros to Tunisia. This donation will be used to implement the project entitled “Development of the vision and strategy of the water sector by 2050.” This project will take an integrated management approach on resources to contribute to the country’s socioeconomic development.

Categories: Tunisia, Water governance, Integrated water resources management

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Integrated urban water management, a global and sustainable approach to the water cycle

Integrated urban water management, a global and sustainable approach to the water cycle

Flashback on the workshop on innovative approaches for water management in urban areas, the integrated urban water management (IUWM), which recently gathered water experts from around the world in Abidjan. This global approach to the water cycle sees used water – domestic and industrial – and fecal sludge as resources to be exploited.

Categories: Integrated water resources management, Water knowledge, Water governance

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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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