Archive for the ‘Zimbabwe’ Category

Transboundary Water Cooperation for Peace in Southern Africa

Via African NewsPage, commentary on the role that transboundary water cooperation can play in bringing peace in Southern Africa: Growing populations and climatic impacts are placing unprecedented pressure on water resources. This is true of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region which comprises 16 Member States, whose population in 2018, was estimated to be at […]

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Low Water Levels Have Created An Energy Crisis At The World’s Largest Dam

Courtesy of The Washington Post, a report on the impact that drought is having on Kariba Dam: The water level at the world’s largest man-made dam — which generates hydroelectric power for millions of people in Zambia and Zimbabwe — has dropped to a record low, forcing local energy companies to make drastic cuts. The […]

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Zimbabwe’s Drought-Induced Climate Migration: A Sign Of What’s To Come

Via MIT’s Technology Review, a look at Zimbabwe’s drought-induced climate migration, a precursor to climate change expected impact in forcing tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa to migrate by 2050: Julius Mutero has harvested virtually nothing in the past six years. For his entire adult life, he has farmed a three-hectare plot in […]

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Drought Leaves Southern Africa High and Dry

Via The Wall Street Journal, a look at how Southern Africa’s worsening water crisis ravages crops, livestock and even the continent’s biggest waterfall: Every Monday at 8 p.m. since November, Bulawayo residents have gathered next to their toilets to prepare for a ritual that has come to be known as the big flush—another sign of a […]

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Taps Run Dry for Millions in Zimbabwe’s Capital

Via Circle of Blue, a report on Zimbabwe’s water crisis: Half of residents in Zimbabwe’s capital are without municipal drinking water as drought and inadequate infrastructure parch the city of some 4.5 million people.  Two of Harare’s four main reservoirs are dry, and the next rainy season won’t arrive until October. Mayor Herbert Gomba believes […]

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In Zimbabwe, the Water Taps Run Dry and Worsen ‘a Nightmare’

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on Zimbabwe’s water scarcity crisis: It had been five days since water had stopped flowing out of the taps at Eneres Kaitano’s bungalow in southern Harare, Zimbabwe’s modern and tidy capital city. Five days since she had done any laundry. Five days since she had forbidden her […]

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