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Ethiopian President advocates for efficient use of Nile waters

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | NBI | Ethiopia’s President Dr. Mulatu Teshome has said that one of the common challenges within the Nile Basin is that the majority of its inhabitants live under extreme poverty. Speaking during Thursday’s regional Nile Day 2018 celebrations at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, …

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Ethiopia hosts NBI Nile Day 2018 celebrations

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | NBI | The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), in partnership with the government of Ethiopia, will on Thursday host the Nile Day 2018 celebrations in Addis Ababa. February 22 is marked in the Nile Basin region as it was on that date in 2010 that the countries in …

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Water: Why the taps run dry

  Paris, France | AFP | The world has abundant freshwater but it is unevenly distributed and under increasing pressure, UN agencies say, as highlighted by the severe shortages in Cape Town. – Water, water ‘everywhere’ – More than 97 percent of the planet’s water is salty, most of it in …

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EU seeks to give millions better access to drinking water

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union proposed Thursday giving millions of people in the 28-nation bloc better access to safe tap water and reduce water consumption via wasteful plastic bottles. The legislation proposed by the European Commission, the EU executive, aims to make safe drinking water a citizen right …

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COMMENT: Water and health management

Degradation of freshwater ecosystems often brings disease, water protection improves health outcomes COMMENT | GIULIO BOCCALETTI | With climate change accelerating and its effects exacerbating other geopolitical and development crises, the role of environmental protection in preserving and improving human wellbeing has become starkly apparent. This recognition lies at the heart …

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EU suspends Kenya water project after fatal shooting

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The European Union late Wednesday suspended a large-scale water conservation project in Kenya after evictions of local indigenous people turned fatally violent this week. The indefinite suspension of the $38 million (31 million euro) project follows the reported killing of a member of the local Sengwer …

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