Sao Tome and Principe Embarks on Touring Exhibition

August 23, 2017
Sao Tome and Principe - The Directorate General of Natural Resources and Energy (DGRNE) recently embarked on a national touring exhibition on the topic of Integrated Water Resources Management. The aim of this activity was to raise awareness about specific water related problems affecting 10 communities around the island and show how IWRM can help solve these problems. A photo exhibition based on the entries submitted to the water4islands photo contest served to illustrate the sessions.
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Water4Islands Photo Contest Winner Announced

August 2, 2017
The entries of Mahesh Kumar Aungnoo, from Mauritius, and from Carla Rebelo, from São Tomé and Príncipe, were selected as the 2 winning entries of the Water4Islands Photo Contest organised in 6 Small Islands States (Cabo Verde, Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Sao Tome and Principe) to celebrate World Water Day 2017. The two winners will be given the opportunity to attend the Stockholm World Water Week from 27 August to 01 September 2017.
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Establishing Permits to Curb Industrial Effluent Discharge in the Environment

July 28, 2017
Quatre Borne, Mauritius - The development of guidelines for industrial effluent discharge permit was the focus of a two-day stakeholders’ consultation workshop which was held at Palms Hotel in Quatre Bornes. Some 40 participants from different ministries, relevant parastatal organisations and industrial enterprises gathered to discuss a national strategy for the industrial effluent control and environment protection.
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Overcoming Challenges Linked to the Reuse of Treated Wastewater

July 24, 2017
Praia, Cabo Verde - Experts from the water, agriculture, energy and private sector met in the city of Praia for a three days national workshop on the reuse of treated wastewater in the context of climate change.
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Seychelles Government Endorses First National Water Policy

July 20, 2017
Mahe, Seychelles, 12 July 2017 - The Cabinet of Seychelles officially endorsed the very first National Water Policy for Seychelles, as well as a national integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan and the drafting of the new Water Bill. The implementation of the new Water Policy will be done through the 5 year IWRM plan and will start immediately with the drafting of a new Water Bill.
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Extraordinary Session of the Regional Steering Committee Meeting Held in Comoros

May 26, 2017
Moroni, Comoros - An Extraordinary Session of the Regional Steering Committee of the Integrated Water Resources Management in Atlantic and Indian Ocean Small Islands Developing State project was held in Retaj Hotel, Moroni, Comoros on 26 May 2017.
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