The UN signals the worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa. June 2011 has been branded by a major deficit of rainfall in many parts of the world. Throughout the month, the UN has been constantly sounding the alarm on the unprecedented drought that has struck the Horn of Africa, the eastern tip of the continent.
Access to fresh water and sanitation in Niafunke, Dire and Goundam
The IRD warns that the Niger River is widening. In a recent article dated June 14, 2011 and visible on the Institute of Research for Development's (IRD) website, research findings are going against popular belief concerning the Niger River.
The challenges of climate change, agriculture, and water. Temperature and water have always been closely linked. When the former is derailed, the latter sinks into chaos. Global warming leads to serious consequences for the hydrosphere of our planet.
The last meeting of the scientific committee for the Access to Clean Water and Sanitation program on April 15, 2011, focused on preparing the "Solidarité Africaine de l'Eau" project.
A new program to provide access to safe drinking water to underprivileged Kenyans was officially launched on Tuesday, April 26.
Since its inception, the Fondation Chirac has supported the UN Convention on International Watercourses, adopted in 1997 by the United Nations.
On Friday, April 22, 2011, the Fondation's officials met with the Malian Minister of Energy and Water, Mr. Habib Ouane about the Niger River Basin.
Interview of Jacques Bertrand, Director of the AquaOrbi Association The UN announced that more than a year after the earthquake only 28.7% of the 4.5 billion dollars pledged by international aid has been disbursed; totaling $1.28 billion. Jacques Bertrand, Director of the AquaOrbi Association, assesses the purification project for catchment ponds in the Haitian highlands that the Fondation Chirac supported in 2010.
One year before the 6th World Water Council, the Fondation Chirac decided to urge the international community to invest more on those areas where the need for water is most pressing: Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Scientific Committee, which met Wednesday, March 9, 2011, decided to focus on those areas where the need for water is most pressing: Sub-Saharan Africa.