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Editor’s pickAfrica's shrinking lake shows the impact of climate change on women and indigenous people

03-12-2019
water management, Africa, natural disasters, drought

When Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim was a child, Lake Chad in her home country spanned 10,000 km2. These days it’s around 1,200 km2. Climate change, rising populations and agriculture mean one of Africa’s largest water sources is now a tenth of the size it was in the 1960s. From the Mbororo pastoralist community, Ibrahim is an expert in how …

AFRICA: Scientists initiate SafeWaterAfrica for wastewater treatment

24-07-2019
Africa, SafeWaterAfrica, wastewater treatment, disinfection, sanitation

African and European researchers are currently working on the implementation of the SafeWaterAfrica operation. It's about the development of a concept for a small wastewater treatment plant, which is being installed in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique. A wastewater treatment plant will be installed in Ressano Garcia, a small town in southern Mozambique …

Desalination market growth in Africa on the rise

13-03-2019
Africa, desalination

A recent study, released by Frost & Sullivan, has found that the African desalination market is now stabilising and investment in desalination is gaining traction. The study found that the desalination market in Africa has recovered from the global economic downturn in 2015-2017, which resulted in low desalination investment across the …