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Reuse waste water to curb climate change disasters

In Israel: ➡ 90% of the water used is reused ➡ 38% of the country’s agriculture uses water from sewage to water crops ➡ 90% of the country’s agriculture depends on reused water Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Israel is a desert country, but it is one of the leading producers of …

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Religious, cultural leaders embrace environment programmes

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Kigezi Diocese George Bagamuhunda has said that the church and cultural leaders have a mandate to protect the environment, citing the Biblical scripture which says the environment existed before man. This was at the ongoing second Uganda Water and Environment …

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Water Ministry takes steps to restore River Rwizi

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Water resources around River Rwizi are declining at a fast rate due to competing demands for water, rampant pollution, and encroachment on buffer zones. This was reiterated by Richard Musota, the Principal Water Officer in the Directorate of Water Resources Management (DWRM) in the …

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Nile River crisis must be solved to avoid conflict:

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  A water crisis brewing between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a contentious Nile dam could escalate into a conflict with “severe humanitarian consequences”, a think-tank said on Wednesday. Egypt, which relies almost totally on the Nile for irrigation and drinking water, fears the Grand Ethiopian …

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Uganda on track to achieve SDG 6

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former chairman of the National Planning Authority Dr Kisamba Mugerwa has expressed optimism that Uganda will achieve sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) by 2030. He was making a submission during the panel discussion on “Water and Environment a strategic driver in  attainment of …

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Water and food security are inseparable – experts agree

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Founder of Youth Go Green and Uganda’s youth delegate to United Nations has urged government and development partners to put the youth at the forefront of interventions to ensure water and food security. He was participating in a high-level panel discussion about the …

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Uganda’s Water and Environment Week is back, bigger

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is today expected to officially commission the Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) organized by the Ministry of Water and Environment. The second edition of the Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK ) has started, with the theme: Water and Environment …

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Nile Basin countries celebrate 20 years of cooperation

  Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten African countries have celebrated 20 years of cooperation that has seen $6.5 billion in investments  and over 30,000 trained to manage Nile Basin water resources. Representatives of the ten Nile Basin States that form the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, …

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