Water in Malawi

  • 540,000 Malawians,Clean Water By 2018

    MALAWI, 2015/09/15 Basic Water Needs, a Dutch manufacturer and marketer of household water treatment and safe storage products, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a world initiative supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international organizations that encourages companies to fight poverty through innovative business models. As part of its commitment, Basic Water Needs plans to distribute its low-cost Tulip Table Top water filters to additional than 540,000 Malawians by 2018, making safe and clean drinking water additional available, easily accessible, and affordable. It's new assembly plant in Blantyre, Malawi's second major city, will provide full-time employment to ten women, and plans to train additional than 100 women entrepreneurs to sell Basic Water Needs products through their own shops and local networks. Basic Water Needs projects that the initiative will reduce CO2 emissions by additional than 150,000 tons.
  • Malawi declared a state of disaster over persistent flooding.

    MALAWI, 2015/03/02 Aid agencies raced on Monday to reach tens of thousands of people displaced by catastrophic floods across southern Africa, as additional heavy rain was estimate in the coming days. Additional than 200 people have died in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar in one of the worst disasters to hit the region in years. Rivers have burst their banks, flooding vast areas and destroying homes, bridges and crops. "Next surveying the flooded districts from the air, we know that the scale of flooding is immense, and with the rains still falling, the water is unlikely to recede quickly," UNICEF's representative in Malawi, Mahimbo Mdoe, said in a statement.
  • Malawi will receive US $35.5 million to implement its Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Infrastructure

    MALAWI, 2014/05/06 Malawi will receive US $35.5 million to implement its Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Infrastructure for Improved Health and Livelihoods Project. The project is aligned with the Malawi Increase and Development Strategy and the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) 2013-2017 Country Strategy Paper inclunding the Bank’s Ten-Year strategy focusing on African transformation through inclusive and green increase. The money consists of an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of US $23.0 million, a loan of US $7.7 million from the Nigerian Trust Fund (NTF), and a grant of US $4.8 million from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Facility.
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.
  • Lake Malawi Mediation

    MALAWI, 2013/03/27  Over 2 million families who solely depend on Lake Malawi for their livelihoods are anxiously putting their hopes into an upcoming mediation between Malawi and Tanzania intended to put an end to a longstanding ownership dispute.
  • The local Tanzanian community bordering Lake Nyasa

    MALAWI, 2013/03/07 The local Tanzanian community bordering Lake Nyasa is no nearer to considerate what the conflict between their country and Malawi is about, nor why so much is at stake, as mediation efforts between Malawi and Tanzania are expected to begin any minute at this time.