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Large-Scale Rainwater Harvesting Eases Scarcity in Kenya

Rainwater harvesting in Kenya and other places is hardly new. But in this water-stressed country, where two-thirds of the land is arid or semiarid, the quest for a lasting solution to water scarcity has driven useful innovations in this age-old practice.

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Citizen science helps South Africa manage water bodies

[JOHANNESBURG] Citizen science — a model allowing non-scientists to be part of research informing policy-makers‘ decisions —  is helping South Africans manage the use and protection of water sources.

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U.N. Decries Water as Weapon of War in Military Conflicts

United Nations – The United Nations, which is trying to help resolve the widespread shortage of water in the developing world, is faced with a growing new problem: the use of water as a weapon of war in ongoing conflicts.

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OP-ED: Europe’s Commitment to Africa’s Children is Still Needed

Brussels – As African and European leaders meet in Brussels this week under the theme of “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace”, it is clear Africa’s greatest natural resource, its children, must be centre stage.

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Experts Weekly: How Can Africa’s Water and Sanitation Shortfall be Solved?

On March 22, groups across the globe marked World Water Day, an occasion for highlighting the importance of water and sanitation as well as the many shortfalls in its provision.

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Plugging South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Leaks

Cape Town – The South African government’s earnest rush to provide water to millions of people post-apartheid may have jeopardised its attempts to provide services to the country in the long run.

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