Obituary: Robin Temple Hazell (1927-2017)

by Dotun Adekile, Nigeria I regret to inform you all that Robin Temple Hazell, one of the pioneers of systematic groundwater development in Africa, a member of the RWSN and a contributor to Dgroup discussions, passed away in his home, Bodmin, Cornwall on Sunday, 19th February, 2017. He would have been 90 years on 12th  March, … Continue reading Obituary: Robin Temple Hazell (1927-2017)

Nigeria: Kakura Residents Laments Lack of Potable Drinking Water

by Mohammad Ibrahim August 16, 2016 - from https://waterjournalistsafrica.com/2016/08/16/nigeria-kakura-residents-laments-lack-of-portable-drinking-water/  Residents of Kakura community in Chikun Local government Area of Kaduna State northwest are lamenting lack of portable water within their village despite their closeness to the city. The people drink from a pond covered with dirts particularly during dried season. A visit by water Journalists Africa … Continue reading Nigeria: Kakura Residents Laments Lack of Potable Drinking Water

Nigeria: Turkish international college constructs 90 hand pumps, boreholes in local communities — WaterSan Perspective

Mohammad Ibrahim June 04, 2016 The Nigerian Turkish International College NTIC has constructed over 90 hand pumps and electric motorized boreholes in many villages, hamlets and schools within Kaduna state in Nigeria the last four years of its existence. Davud Sagir, the director for the college in Kaduna says that the benefiting communities include Kauya […] … Continue reading Nigeria: Turkish international college constructs 90 hand pumps, boreholes in local communities — WaterSan Perspective

‘Water Everywhere but Not a Drop to Drink’: Nigeria’s Eleme People Cry Out — WaterSan Perspective

Christian Chibuzo Maduka May 26, 2016 Eleme town is one of the various towns inhabited by the Eleme people of Ogoniland, the indigenous peoples that inhabit the Niger Delta region of Southeast Nigeria. The Eleme people live in ten village-clusters situated in Eleme Local Government Area (ELGA) of Rivers State, around 20 km East of […] … Continue reading ‘Water Everywhere but Not a Drop to Drink’: Nigeria’s Eleme People Cry Out — WaterSan Perspective

Manually Drilled Wells: Providing water in Nigeria’s Megacity of Lagos and beyond

by Dr Kerstin Danert, Skat Foundation In Lagos, a city of over 17 million people, water demands are mainly being met from tapping the groundwater that lies beneath the city. Boreholes provide water directly at people’s homes or business premises. Borehole construction is being paid for by householders and businesses themselves. Water vendors, selling water … Continue reading Manually Drilled Wells: Providing water in Nigeria’s Megacity of Lagos and beyond

Sustainable water services take ‘Water & Health’ Conference by storm

I was lucky enough to attend this year's Water & Health Conference at the University of North Carolina. I was even luckier to make it as the skirts of Hurricane Sandy swept up the Atlantic coast before crashing into the American North East. It was a great opportunity to meet, face-to-face, many RWSN members who … Continue reading Sustainable water services take ‘Water & Health’ Conference by storm

Realities of water well drilling in Africa: e-discussion highlights so far

RWSN is currently hosting a 3 week discussion on 'Cost Effective Boreholes' as part of our Sustainable Groundwater Development Theme.  Here are some highlights so far: It is very interesting to read the inputs so far from Kenya, Zambia, Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Uganda. From the discussions so far, it seems that the Kenya and … Continue reading Realities of water well drilling in Africa: e-discussion highlights so far