Tuesday 24 April 2012
KENYA: Early warning volunteers try to prevent flood miseryIRIN News | 24 Apr 2012
BUDALANGI 24 April 2012 (IRIN) - Joseph Mbima wades along submerged footpaths as he moves from homestead to homestead in the Bunyala area of western Kenya. His mission: to ask residents to evacuate their homes in the event of flash-flood warnings.
Not enough was done: Diepsloot residents (Video)ips.org | 24 Apr 2012
Johannesburg water tanker. Credit: Sipho Stuurman/IPSWater has been restored to the Diepsloot township in Johannesburg, but residents say more should have been done by the city to ensure that they had enough to drink after the water supply was contaminated. Audio Slide Show
Plus d'un milliard DA pour enlever 6 millions m3 de vase du barrage de Bouhanifia (Mascara)Algérie Presse Service | 24 Apr 2012
MASCARA- Le ministère des Ressources en eau a alloué une enveloppe financière de 1,1 milliard DA pour enlever six (6) millions de mètres cubes de vase du barrage de "Bouhnifia" (Mascara), a-t-on appris auprès de la Direction de wilaya du secteur.Selon une responsable de service à la Direction susmentionnée, la vase, qui sera déposée sur des terres agricoles en trois ans, contribue à leur fertilisation puisque contenant une matière organique utile.
Mauritius: Small island states tackle climate changefeedproxy.google.com | 24 Apr 2012
Source: Voice of America Country: Mauritius, Fiji, Haiti, Jamaica by Joe DeCapuaExperts from more than 50 small island countries are meeting this week in Mauritius to discuss climate...
Kenya: Floods Round Up 2012feedproxy.google.com | 24 Apr 2012
Source: Kenya Red Cross Country: Kenya Taita Taveta: 6th April; 2012 Excessive rain in Taita Taveta County, Coast Province, caused flash floods that rendered many people homeless as their houses were submerged by water....
ITPGR Multilateral System Gets Moroccan Wheat Accessionsbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 24 Apr 2012
The Multilateral System (MLS) of access and benefit-sharing (ABS) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) received 351 new wheat accessions that have been evaluated during a project implemented in Morocco and funded by the Treaty's Benefit-sharing Fund. This is the first time that the MLS receives material generated by a project of the Benefit-sharing Fund.
Groundwater development is not the answer for AfricaSCIDEV.NET | 24 Apr 2012
Research showing the extent of Africa's significant groundwater reserves should not detract from the real challenges to meeting the continent's drinking water demands, argues Roger Calow, head of the Overseas Development Institute's Water Policy Programme.Recent research has found that Africa's...
Kenya "Becoming Economic Heartbeat of Africa"ips.org | 24 Apr 2012
By Isaiah EsipisuAbout 60 percent of Kenyas power is hydroelectric, however, the supply is unsteady. / Isaiah Esipisu/IPS NAIROBI, Apr 25 (IPS) – When Kenyas newly announced geothermal power generation project comes online, it will turn the East African country into an economic...
Building science bridges in BotswanaSCIDEV.NET | 24 Apr 2012
On the outskirts of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Research Institute (ORI) in Botswana is taking advantage of expertise from across Africa to solve national science problems, according to a feature in the TWAS Newsletter.The institute is part of the University of Botswana. The single...
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