Climate Change

Top InfoNile Stories of 2020: Water, Climate Change and COVID-19 in the Nile Basin

The top InfoNile projects and stories of 2020, highlighting important stories in the Nile Basin around water access, climate change, wildlife and Covid-19.

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Kenya: Warning Kibera residents of floods using flags, Whatsapp and Facebook forecasts

A community group in Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi, is warning residents of flood conditions using SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook and radio.

CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY: East African youth are innovating to adapt to climate change

Youth in communities across East Africa are innovating to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

Addis Ababa builds resilience with clean rivers, public spaces and walkways

By Mekonnen Teshome Tollera Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa (Sheger) was born twice: first, as a crowded city; and then again,

USD $200 million needed to stop flooding in Dar es Salaam’s Msimbazi Basin

By Deusdedith Kahangwa, Dar es Salaam  About three kilometers north of the Tanzania’s State House, which is located along Barack

Amidst urban water shortages, Rwanda government commits to expanding Kigali’s water supply

Kigali, Rwanda is experiencing a water shortage due to an old distribution network and illegal connections. The government plans to replace old pipes and establish new reservoirs.

Braving it all: REGIDESO’s task of supplying and maintaining water infrastructures in Gitega

Regideso, Burundi’s main water supplier, is facing challenges supplying all households in Gitega City due to climate change and the increasing population.

Reaping from Harm; a slow extinction of Uganda’s wetlands: Locals hit by changing weather patterns as swamps along Lake Kyoga dry up

The Awoja tributary, which provides piped water for industrial and domestic use in all the 16 districts and towns of Teso sub-region, Uganda, faces a looming environmental disaster resulting from encroachment by its surrounding communities combined with the effects of climate change.

WATER FOR CREDIT: How Small Loans are Helping Kenyans Harvest Rainwater, Invest in Sanitation during Pandemic

The WaterCredit financing initiative launched by Water.org has mobilized $244 million in micro-loans to help 3.9 million Kenyans access water and sanitation solutions.