Water Management

27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
25 Apr 2022

Gold glitters at Twin Hills

Gold glitters at Twin Hills While continuous drilling is likely to further increase the mineral resources at TSX listed Osino Resources’ gold project in Namibia, the company is fast-tracking development […]
3 Apr 2022

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has called for more funding to be directed to water research […]
25 Mar 2022

Kenya’s rain drain

Kenya’s rain drain Heavy downpours are expected in Kenya over Easter which will provide relief from persistent drought. But often, the heavy rainfall leaves chaos in its wake.      By […]
19 Mar 2022

Senegal to host first Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa

Senegal to host first Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa The ninth edition of the World Water Forum will be held from 21-26 March 2022 in the lake city of Diamniadio, […]
18 Mar 2022

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change Underfoot, unseen, useful, and often regarded as a limitless resource, groundwater provides a critical service in many parts of Africa, especially during […]
15 Mar 2022

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa  A small but innovative water rehabilitation project in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, has recently raised considerable public attention locally. Its […]
2 Mar 2022

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams  After good rains many of South Africa‘s major dams are filled to capacity. However, we cannot become complacent By Chetan Mistry South Africa […]
16 Feb 2022

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation Africa’s rapid urbanisation is placing ongoing pressure on available land and demanding far-sighted and coordinated national responses – as the upcoming […]
14 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface WhyAfrica is getting its boots dirty in 2022. After almost two years of being stuck behind our desks, we are going back to do what […]
14 Feb 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
2 Feb 2022

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way Wetlands are often overlooked, neglected and abused – and yet they provide essential eco-services for water and food security. They are […]
31 Jan 2022

WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July

WhyAfrica hits the road in June and July This year WhyAfrica returns to doing what it does best. We are getting our boots dirty with on-the ground, in-depth, grassroots reporting […]
29 Jan 2022

How water helps us prepare for climate change

How water helps us prepare for climate change The threat of global warming is essentially a threat to water. Rising temperatures impact water cycles, increasing the intensity of rainfall and […]
19 Jan 2022

Non-revenue water an opportunity for SA

Non-revenue water an opportunity for SA Non-revenue water remains a challenge – and yet a significant opportunity – for South African municipalities. According to the World Bank‘s Water Resources Group, […]
13 Jan 2022

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA

Pandemic, climate change raise stakes for SA In the face of Covid-19, climate change and growing economic hardship in South Africa, disaster risk reduction (DRR) should be a priority for […]
2 Jan 2022

Elevating women in water

Elevating women in water A new council of high-level water professionals from across Africa will transform how women’s interests in water are respected. Building on experience from the Nile basin, […]
2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]