“It’s possible to finance the drinking water supply in the majority of countries worldwide by the year 2030,” says Dr. Michael Jacob, lead author of the study from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin. In India alone, a carbon tax would generate around 115 billion US dollars a year, ”and only a fraction of that would be needed for clean water, meaning that enough money would remain for sanitation and electricity,” said the researcher. In fact, the needed infrastructure for this second largest country of the world would consume only about four percent of the revenue from the tax. Continue reading
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
For my birthday in 2014, I started a campaign on Charity: Water which I wrote about on My Birthday Dream. I asked for at least six dollars ($6) each from everyone I know. The aim was to raise money which will directly fund clean water projects in Ethiopia. Though, I was not looking forward to raise all the funds needed but I believe I could raise a few which will be used as part of the funds for water projects in Ethiopia. Continue reading
The Federal Government has flagged off the National Water Supply and Sanitation Data Survey that will enhance performance tracking system for Water Supply and Sanitation sub-sector.
At the flag off ceremony organized by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Reng Ochekpe, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Istifanus Musa, said that the objective of the survey was to have updated information system on all public water supply and sanitation facilities. Continue reading
The Cross River State government has signed its last phase of contract for the construction and extension of water production and distribution system in the state as part of efforts to improve the living standard as well as the sanitary conditions of its citizenry. Upon conclusion, the Obubura Urban Renewal Project which is the last to be executed by the present administration is expected to be of benefit to over two million of its urban settlers across the state. Continue reading
Residents of Kaduna State have been placed under untold hardship following a severe water scarcity that hits the State metropolis and suburbs. The communities within the state metropolis such as Hayin Danmani, Television, Kabala West, Sabon-Tasha, Barnawa, Kakuri, Angwan Boro, Angwan Pama, Angwan Romi and Angwan Sunday have not had water supply for nearly one month or more. The situation has brought untold hardship to many residents. Continue reading