Disasters

Water security still high on agenda

1 month - 30 October 2017 | Disasters

Water supply to Windhoek and the rest of central Namibia could be theoretically secured until 2020 subject to efficient water demand measures, a three-year model designed by NamWater experts indicates. At a water forum...

Harvey's path of destruction

3 months ago - 30 August 2017 | Disasters

More than three days after Harvey ravaged the Texas coastline as a Category 4 hurricane, authorities had confirmed only three deaths - including a woman killed Monday when heavy rains dislodged a large oak tree...

Regional force to distribute food in Kunene

3 months ago - 25 August 2017 | Disasters

Roughly 1 000 military personnel are expected to participate in the Blue Kunene exercise that will distribute humanitarian aid in the Kunene Region from 20 August to 7 September. This is an exercise by...

Government drafts disaster plan

3 months ago - 25 August 2017 | Disasters

Following several years of natural disasters of devastating floods and droughts that have struck the north-central areas of Namibia, an integrated drought and flood management for the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin is being developed. At a...

Zuma stays put

4 months ago - 09 August 2017 | Disasters

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived a motion of no confidence in his presidency, held via secret ballot in parliament.Following a two-hour debate and lengthy voting process, 198 MPs voted against the Democratic Alliance's...

Water secure until 2020

4 months ago - 01 August 2017 | Disasters

With the available water resources, as well as the stipulated Windhoek water savings, NamWater is confident that the water security of the central region, particularly...

104 drought boreholes in limbo

4 months ago - 27 July 2017 | Disasters

The unused boreholes reported on by Namibian Sun last week were not drilled under the South African government's N$100 million donation to Namibia. That funding...

Windhoek digs deep for water

4 months ago - 24 July 2017 | Disasters

The City of Windhoek is hard at work to diversify water supply options in order to reduce its reliance on bulk supplier NamWater as part...

Enough water for 24 months in central area

5 months ago - 19 July 2017 | Disasters

Cabinet committee member on water supply Pedro Maritz said the central area of Namibia now has enough water to last at least for the next...

Fukushima trial kicks off

5 months ago - 03 July 2017 | Disasters

Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Friday pleaded not guilty to professional negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, though an...

'The drought will be back'

5 months ago - 21 June 2017 | Disasters

Minister for Agriculture, John Mutorwa, has expressed concern about recurring drought conditions globally, brought about by climate change.“It is not a question of whether drought...

Hell and high water

6 months ago - 09 June 2017 | Disasters

Up to 10 000 residents were forced to flee their homes in Knysna overnight as fires fuelled by storm winds ripped through the Western Cape...

Disasters

USAID donates water trucks

6 months ago - 30 May 2017 | Disasters

SHONA NGAVAThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated eight water tankers to Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and NamWater.The trucks, which...

Northern regions without water

7 months ago - 05 May 2017 | Disasters

A serious water shortage is being experienced in the Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto regions after the seasonal efundja flood caused extensive damage to NamWater's...

No will in Amarika water...

7 months ago - 05 May 2017 | Disasters

The water woes of the Amarika community appear to be eternal. Despite a visit by the deputy minister in the Office of the Vice-President...

New plan for marine oil...

7 months ago - 27 April 2017 | Disasters

Cabinet has approved the new Draft National Marine Pollution Contingency Plan that will replace Namibia's first National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) which has become...

Water is Namibia's Achilles heel

8 months ago - 27 March 2017 | Disasters

Water security in Namibia is not only being threatened by increased demand for water, which in some areas has outstripped supply, but it is further...

No planning for efundja -...

8 months ago - 23 March 2017 | Disasters

DTA president McHenry Venaani says he is appalled by the government's handling of the seasonal efundja flood in the north. He says despite ample...

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