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[ News ] Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 20:33
KATHMANDU: Delegates from Nepal and 50 other countries have pledged to step up efforts to make water, basic toilets and hygiene accessible to their people following the High-Level Meeting of Sanitation and Water for All in Washington DC, USA on April 11. Around 20 countries, including Nepal promised to provide all the citizens access to safe water, basic toilets and hygiene by 2030. Another 17... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 20:13
The richest cities on the mainland, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement of the sustainability of their development has slowed or even stalled, a Beijing-based think tank said. New growth models were needed for them to close the gap with benchmark international cities, said the Urban China Initiative, a think tank backed by global... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 19:51
Nine institutions including the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) announced a new global collaboration at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia, expressing their collective commitment to help cities improve resilience to disaster and climate risks, as well as to economic and other systemic shocks.  "This collaboration across organizations is a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 19:44
The World Bank is aiming to do at least one pilot project through the Global Infrastructure Facility by the end of the year. The Global Infrastructure Facility is aimed at channelling funds from member nations and the private sector into projects the World Bank hopes will boost jobs and growth in developing countries. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim told the Spring Meetings 2014 closing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 19:36
A group of Sub-Saharan African leaders have pledged to work harder to reach 325 million people on the continent without safe water and 644 million without basic toilets. Around 20 countries, including 14 from Sub-Saharan Africa, have promised to provide all citizens with access to safe water, basic toilets and hygiene by 2030. Sixteen Sub-Saharan African leaders have promised to eliminate open... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:35
A new urban resilience partnership was announced today at the final day of the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia. ICLEI is among the nine key partners committing to build urban resilience worldwide. The new partnership aims to build urban resilience to disasters and to strengthen the social, economic and environmental fabric of the world’s urban spaces.  Its key partners include: the UN... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 21:47
Cities face much of the burden of preparing for global changes—whether climate shocks, rapid population growth, or population decline, when industries relocate. Beneath every skyline, a city's leaders and residents must judge how much infrastructure they will need to move people around, resist natural disasters, and spur growth. A wide variety of planners, politicians, and technologists... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 21:38
Access to improved drinking water and sanitation varies widely within individual countries in sub-Saharan Africa. To achieve universal coverage of access to improved drinking-water sources and sanitation, strategies that target the areas with the lowest coverage are essential. This is according to new research carried out by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which identifies ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:59
M2 Computing have signed up to attend the Let’s Do Business Event in Brighton this year, taking place at Brighton racecourse on Thursday 15th May. The Let’s Do Business Group were formed over 20 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation leading the way in providing business advice, training and events for organisations based in the South East. 
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:49
President Jacob Zuma has officially launched the Mzimvubu Water Project as part of the country’s infrastructure development program. The government has investment over R12.45 billion in the project. This covers the construction of two dams, a hydropower plant at Laleni, bulk water distribution infrastructure and infield irrigation developments in the area. The first dam, the Ntabelanga Dam on... Read more