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Uganda’s water challenge

Why Ugandans are struggling finding water yet water is everywhere Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandans might be blessed with many lakes, rivers and streams on top of being one of only 13 countries in the world able to receive rainfall for at least eight months every year but a …

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Egypt’s Sisi hails ‘breakthrough’ in Nile dam talks

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that a “breakthrough” had been reached in talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a controversial dam the latter is building on the Nile. The progress, which he did not specify, took place over the last two days …

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Museveni commissions expansion of Sembabule water supply system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has commissioned the expansion and rehabilitation of Sembabule water supply system. The President urged the residents to protect the water resources in the area jealously and use the new installations to improve their livelihoods. The National Water and Sewerage Corporation took …

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Nile dam won’t harm Egypt, says new Ethiopian leader

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Ethiopia’s newly appointed prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, said on Thursday that the controversial dam his country is building on the Nile will not harm Egypt’s share of water supplies. Egypt relies almost totally on the Nile for irrigation and drinking water, and says it has “historic …

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Uganda delegation meets Vodokanal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A Uganda delegation from the Water and Environment Sector is in St Petersburg, Russia for a five-day business visit that has seen them interact with officials from Vodokanal. The company is responsible for water supply and waste management in St Petersburg. The delegation met the …

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NWSC’s Dr Mugisha handed more honours in London

    London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | The Academic Union Oxford Council in the UK has awarded National Water and Sewerage Corporation MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha the title of the Honorary Professor of the Academic Union Oxford in the field of business and management. The honorary title is …

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Saving water and environment

Directorate of Water Resources hosts first Water and Environment week Entebbe, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | For one week in mid-March, the grounds of the Directorate of Water Resources Management in Entebbe was a beehive of activity as ordinary people mingled with water professional and experts to mull over the …

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Water week climaxes with multi-celebrations

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The inaugural Uganda Water and Environment Week has climaxed with the three-in-one celebration of the World Water Day, World Forest Day and World Meteorological Day, which highlighted the inseparable link between forests, water and weather. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Water and Environment, …

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