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Nigeria Ranks 133rd on the 2016 Environmental Performance Index

Nigeria ranks 133rd out of the 180 countries surveyed for the 2016 environmental performance index. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides a global view of environmental performance and country by country metrics to inform decision-making. The EPI was launched at the World Economic Forum, is in its 15th year and more relevant than ever to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and carrying out the recent international climate change agreement. Continue reading

If We Achieve the Global Goal 6 by 2030

The global goal 6 is to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. Many of us don’t think twice about turning on a tap to get clean water, but for 750 million people worldwide that’s not an option. And incredibly, more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet – a staggering 2.5 billion don’t have decent sanitation facilities. Continue reading

Impacts of Food Wastage

According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 28 percent of the world’s agricultural land grows crops that are wasted. One of the main goals of 2015, the International Year of Soils is to raise awareness about the importance of soils for food security and nutrition. A video was made to show the impacts of Food wastage, what it means and how food wastage can be minimized. Continue reading

World Water Day 2015: Water and Sustainable Development

A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare. World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year. Continue reading

Water Hero: App for Water Saving in the US

At a time of unprecedented drought in large parts of the U.S., it’s surprising how much water we still waste. The Environmental Protection Agency says the average home loses 10,000 gallons per year and that 10% of homes lose 90 gallons a day, or more than 30,000 gallons a year. Most people have little idea how much water their home uses and how that compares with their neighbors, because that’s not something we talk about much. Continue reading

Nigeria: Access to Drinkable Water Increased to 29 percent

During the event, Presidential Public Affairs Forum organised to enable key ministers to showcase to the public some of the major achievements by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration over the last three and a half years, the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, took participants through the journey of her ministry so far, concluding that it had been an impressive performance as the transformation agenda of the administration in the water sector focused on the provision of sustainable access to safe and sufficient water to meet the social and economic needs of all Nigerians. She maintained that the major aim of the roadmap in the sector was to achieve the vision 20:2020 targets as set up in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Africa Water Vision in 2025. She stated that out of 37 completed dams, 16 are with hydropower potential capable of generating 135.15 megawatts of electricity have recorded 87 per cent completion. Continue reading

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