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 →
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 →
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.
Seychelles Government Endorses First National Water Policy

Seychelles Government Endorses First National Water Policy

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.