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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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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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Promoting private sanitation venture to curb water-borne diseases and turn waste into energy and fertilizer in Kisumu, Kenya

Promoting private sanitation venture to curb water-borne diseases and turn waste into energy and fertilizer in Kisumu, Kenya

July 24, 2014 - The Kisumu Water and Sewage Company (KIWASCO) received a €1.2 million AWF grant to support a project that will provide sanitation services for residents in the Manyatta settlement in Kisumu, Kenya, while creating business through the sale of fertilizers, biogas and energy as by-product of the sanitation collection.

Categories: Kenya, Innovation, Sanitation and hygiene, Water knowledge, Public-Private Partnership

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Stockholm 2013 Panel

World Water Week 2013 in Stockholm – Africa in the Limelight

Thousands of the world’s government representatives, water experts and industry leaders gathered in Stockholm from September 1-6, 2013 for World Water Week.

Categories: Water governance, Water knowledge

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Malawi M&E Workshop

International monitoring and evaluation workshop held in Malawi to boost water sector performance

The African Water Facility (AWF), jointly with the Government of Malawi, organized a two-day international workshop on monitoring and information management with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB).  Held in...

Categories: Malawi, Water governance, Water knowledge

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