Water & Environment

Sharing information on forests in Africa

Information exchange and dissemination is one of the most important components of networking among scientific institutions. One step towards such networking is the establishment of an online Forestry Research Network for Sub-Saharan Africa (FORNESSA) Information Service (FORNIS).

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Uganda to construct modern treatment plant

The state-owned National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) says it intends to spend close to €70mn for the construction of a modern sewage treatment plant on the Nakivubo channel in the capital city an effort to improve the country's old and dilapidated sewage system in the country.

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Agriculture must become ‘climate-smart’

A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report calls for agriculture in developing countries to become ‘climate-smart’ to cope with the twin challenges of climate change and population growth.

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Urine as a commercial fertiliser?

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports joint project by Swiss aquatic research institute and South African water utility.

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Supporting water access, collection and treatment in Morocco

Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Economy and Finance, M. Ali Fassi-Fihri, General Director of ONEP (National Water Supply Board) and Mrs Françoise Clottes, the World Bank’s Acting Country Director for the Maghreb countries signed today, in Rabat, in the presence of the concerned parties’ representatives, the agreements for two IBRD loans for a cumulative amount of US$218mn to improve access to water supply and expand wastewater systems in Morocco.

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