Read About Carla Rebelo’s Experience at World Water Week

Read About Carla Rebelo’s Experience at World Water Week

Nairobi, Kenya - Last month the entry of Carla Rebelo (right on the picture), from Sao Tome and Principe, was selected as the winning entry 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 winner attended the Stockholm World Water Week from 27 August to 01 September 2017. We gathered her thoughts about the entire experience below. 1) What did you learn about water at the world water week? The most important aspect I…continue reading →
Read About Aungnoo’s Experience at the World Water Week

Read About Aungnoo’s Experience at the World Water Week

Nairobi, Kenya – Last month the entry of Mahesh Kumar Aungnoo (left on the picture), from Mauritius, was 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 winner attended the Stockholm World Water Week from 27 August to 01 September 2017. We gathered his thoughts about the entire experience below. What did you learn about water at the world water week? Water is a natural resource but also…continue reading →
ANAS Conducts National Training on Climate Change and Flood Management

ANAS Conducts National Training on Climate Change and Flood Management

Praia City, 19 September 2017 - In order to develop the capacity of water professionals from several national institutions of Cabo Verde to identify strategies for managing and adapting to climate change, the National Agency for Water and Sanitation of Cabo Verde conducted workshop on how to use the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management to develop strategies to adapt to climate change and better manage flood risks. The two days event took place in the city of Praia. The workshop was divided in different themes: Assessing the impacts of climate change in…continue reading →
Conflict Management Training Organised in Seychelles

Conflict Management Training Organised in Seychelles

Mahe, Seychelles - On 29 August 2017, the ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change of Seychelles conducted a training on negotiation, conflict management and resolution mechanisms in the context Integrated Water Resources Management. The training gathered 18 participants, among which members of Caiman and Val d’En D’Or watershed committees established by the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) project that is also implemented by the ministry. The Government of the Seychelles recently embraced the principles of sustainability and equity that underlie the IWRM concept and moved to adopt a National Water Policy and accompanying IWRM Plan. It…continue reading →
Comoros Adopts Integrated Water Management Plan

Comoros Adopts Integrated Water Management Plan

Moroni, Comoros - On 31 August 2017, the Ministry of Production, Environment, Energy, Industry and Crafts of Comoros hosted a stakeholder workshop to validate a National Plan on Integrated Water Management. Its objective is to establish a framework for collaboration and implementation of political, legislative, institutional and economic reforms with a view to achieving sustainable water resources management and supporting the socio-economic development of the country. Stakeholders and sectors associated with water management in the country all gathered on Thursday and Friday to finalise discussions and officially endorse the document. The IWRM plan…continue reading →
Press Conference on the National IWRM Plan for Comoros

Press Conference on the National IWRM Plan for Comoros

Moroni, Comoros - On 01 September 2017, the Ministry of Production, Environment, Energy, Industry and Crafts of Comoros hosted a press conference on the validation of a new national Integrated Water Resources Management Plan. The goal was to inform them on the content and the expected outcomes of the long terms plan. The objective of the Plan is to establish a framework for collaboration and implementation of political, legislative, institutional and economic reforms with a view to achieving sustainable water resources management and supporting the socio-economic development of the country. Stakeholders and sectors associated with…continue reading →
Maldives Launches New Water and Sanitation Policy

Maldives Launches New Water and Sanitation Policy

Male, Maldive - The National Water and Sewerage Policy was launched today by His Excellency Minister Thoriq Ibrahim at a ceremony held at Champa Central Hotel. Speaking at the ceremony Minister Thoriq expressed that the main objective of this new policy is to ensure access to safe water supply and adequate sewerage services by adopting cost-effective, environment friendly and appropriate technologies and strengthen legal framework. The new policy will encourage private sector investments in the sector and will facilitate in building capacity in the relevant institutions. This policy will also strengthen advocacy and…continue reading →
Sao Tome and Principe Embarks on Touring Photo Exhibition

Sao Tome and Principe Embarks on Touring Photo Exhibition

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.
Water4Islands Photo Contest Winner Announced

Water4Islands Photo Contest Winner Announced

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.
Establishing Permits to Curb Industrial Effluent Discharge in the Environment

Establishing Permits to Curb Industrial Effluent Discharge in the Environment

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.