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PepsiCo bringing safe water to sub-Saharan Africa with $1m programme

The PepsiCo Foundation has partnered with WaterAid to bring safe water to families in sub-Saharan Africa through their recently launched $1 million programme.

Mauritius embarks on plans to improve water supply network

The Minister of Energy and Public Utilities in Mauritius, George Pierre Lesjongard, announced plans for the ministry to devise strategies and policies for a more judicious use of water resources and to improve the water supply network in the country.

Comment required: Plans to separate water management & regulation

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and Water Shortage South Africa welcome the inclusion of an independent water regulator in the draft National Infrastructure Development Plan 2050.
electricity trade

Electricity trade, agriculture attract development bank grants

Development banks have identified electricity trade between Ethiopia and Djibouti and the agricultural market as key economic drivers with the AfDB signing $118 million in grant agreements.

AfDB’s new water policy prioritises sustainable, green growth

The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors have approved a new policy on water which prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth in regional member countries.

Ed’s note: How to manage water use when drought threatens

Cape Town never reached Day Zero, however, the threat of drought remains on high alert and water management should be on every city’s watch list.
labour just transition

New coal mine planned for Mpumalanga halted for the moment

The Pretoria High Court has issued an interdict preventing coal mining company Uthaka Energy from starting mining and related activities in a Strategic Water Source area.
just transition

4 motivating factors to nourish your business plan in 2021

Four stories concerning the influence of how addressing food security also lend itself to increasing energy access and stimulating economies.
solar powered farming

Partnership cultivated to deliver solar-powered farming in Togo

Supplied by solar irrigation provider SunCulture, the Bboxx EDF Togo initiative will be deploying water pumps and arranging financing for customers.
African Water Facility

Smart solar-powered water desalination system connected in Kenya

Powered entirely by solar energy and battery storage, GivePower's water desalination systems are operated with a SmartTap system.