Mauritius Promotes Gender Mainstreaming in the Water and Energy Sector

Mauritius Promotes Gender Mainstreaming in the Water and Energy Sector

Mauritius, Pointe aux Piments - The Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities organised a workshop aiming at identifying gender gaps and recommend measures to be taken so as to promote gender equality in the water sector.  Around 30 participants from the public and private sectors attended the initiative held at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. An expert on gender mainstreaming, Mrs Vasudha Pangare, was hired by the Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS Integrated Water Resources Management Project to support the development of guidelines and indicators for mainstreaming gender in the water, wastewater…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 →
Gender Awareness Workshop Organised in Mauritius

Gender Awareness Workshop Organised in Mauritius

Mauritius, 03 September 2017 - A  gender awareness workshop was conducted by the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities of Mauritius . The event gathered 18 participants, among which high level officials from the Central Water Authority, the Water Resources Unit and  the Wastewater Management Authority. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius also attended and participated in the discussion.  Participants engaged in a lively debate and contributed ideas and views about perceived and real gender inequalities in Mauritius. Connections were made to the water sector and water utilities. Main…continue reading →
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.
Small Islands Efforts to Better Manage Water Highlighted at World Water Week

Small Islands Efforts to Better Manage Water Highlighted at World Water Week

Stockholm, Sweden - The IWRM AIO SIDS project took part to the World Water Week in Stockholm, from 28 August to 2 September 2016. The Regional Coordination Unit took the opportunity to convene a seminar to highlight the ongoing work on wastewater management and reuse in Stockholm, Sweden - Small Island Developing States from the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. The CEO of the National Agency for Water and Sanitation of Cabo Verde, Hercules Vieira, and the Director of the Water Resource Unit of Mauritius, Lomush Joggoo, where invited by the project to share lessons learned and best practices during the event.
Small Islands Celebrate World Water Day 2016

Small Islands Celebrate World Water Day 2016

Mauritius, Grand Baie - The Minister of Energy and Public Utilities of Mauritius, H. E. Ivan Collendavelloo, officially kicked off the World Water Day 2016 celebrations by launching an exhibition on water at the "La Marie" water treatment plant, the biggest plant in the country. The three-day event on the theme “Water and Jobs” was organised at the initiative of the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities in collaboration with several ministries and departments.