Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Africa Water, Sanitation Jan -Feb 2014 Vol.10 No1 - Page 3

Published by Transworld Publishers Limited P.O. Box 60359 City Square Nairobi 00200, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2714599 Wireless: +254 20 2062380 Fax: +254 20 2714598 Mobile: + 254 722 641 820 + 254 722 106 670 Website: Webmaster January - February 2015 Vol 10 No. 1 Contents 27 Africa Must Prioritize Water in its Development Agenda Although African countries REGULARS Publisher S.N. Mwaniki Email: 2 Comment 3 News in Brief 38 Publications Editor Kariuki Wangai Email: 32 Water & Sanitation 40 Roundup Events 41 Calender 2015 33 People 42 Buyers’ Guide have been lauded for their efforts towards ensuring that people have access to safe drinking water in keeping with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they have nonetheless come under scrutiny for failure to prioritize water in their development agendas. 36 Health Assistant Editor A. Ayiro FEATURES Editorial Consultants Befrina Igulu (Ms) Email: Dr. Judith Nyunja Email: Eng. Malaquen Milgo 15 25 Years after Rights Convention, Children Still Need More Protection UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2014 (IPS) - Next week marks 25 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a historic commitment to children and the most widely accepted human rights treaty in history. Email: Raphael M. Kabando Email: Eng. Prof. Patts M.A. Odira Email: Peter Mwaura Email: Eng. Ephraim Kisembo Email: John Rao Nyaoro, HSC Email: Regional Representatives: Rwanda Contact: Dr. F. Otieno Tel: +254 722 456 279 Uganda and South Sudan Contact: Cyrus Ruheni Tel: +256 773 124 075 Zimbabwe Contact: Marjory Kusotera-Dzapata Institute of Water and Sanitation Development Box MP422, Mount Pleasant Harare, ZIMBABWE Tel/Fax: 263-4-735035, 799049/50 Graphic Designer Moss Colman Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this publication,the Publisher will accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage,unconsequential or otherwise suffered as a result of any material here published.The opinions expressed in the editorial are the sole responsibility of the authors or organizations concerned and not those of the Publisher. Neither Transworld Publishers Ltd nor its agents accept liability in whole or in part howsoever arising from the contents of the editorial published herein. Material in this publication does not necessarily reflect the considered opinion of the Transworld Publishers Ltd or those of the contributors, nor does mention of trade names and commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. ©2013 Transworld Publishers Limited 16 World Wetlands Day 2 February With our theme this year as “Wetlands for our Future”, we want to highlight the choices ahead of us all, considering the all-too-real threat to wetlands around the world. 20 An Emerging Fecal Sludge Management System in a Post-Conflict Situation: The Case of Juba According to a 2013 baseline survey by SUWASA at least 55% of households have access to personal toilets, mostly pit latrines or pour-flush toilets that require emptying and fecal sludge management. Continued use of onsite sanitation facilities is expected as the piped water supply network serves only 20% of the city’s growing population. 29 Mauritius: Government Programme 2015-2019 - Ensuring a Proper Domestic Water Supply, Electricity Production and Distribution Government Programme 2015-2019 spells out the major reforms to be brought to the public utilities sector, especially in relation to domestic water supply, electricity production and distribution as well as waste management. Addressing the long standing problem of water supply in the country remains a priority. 30 World Economic Forum Water scarcity is recognized as one of the most tangible and fastest-growing social, political and economic challenges we face today. To meet economic growth aspirations, our global demand for water is projected to exceed available supply by 40% by the year 2030, exposing a very real risk of potential disruptions to business operations, and their supply chains. 35 Power Africa tiptoes around Inga 3 dam How do you support a massive energy development project without “officially” supporting it? In Africa, the U.S. government may have found a way. Construction of the Inga 3 dam in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while controversial, could, by some experts’ estimation, achieve U.S. President Barack Obama’s ambitious goal for Power Africa in one fell swoop and provide 40,000 megawatts of energy to a power-starved continent. A chorus of African developers want Inga 3 to happen, but the dam is riddled with risk and could “tarnish” the U.S. initiative’s brand. Partners Affiliate Member Member Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene • January - February 2015 3