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AWARD: Internship - Integrated Water Resource Management Support

Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) is an NGO in South Africa that works on water supply in the broader context of managing water resources and their wise use, with a focus on learning about water security issues in the Sand River Catchment area.

AWARD works on systemic and social learning approaches to water issues at local and catchment-scales at both national and international levels (mainly water-sharing between South Africa and Mozambique).  Some examples of key areas of focus have included:

AWARD: Internship - Support to Natural Resource Management

Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) is an NGO in South Africa that works on water supply in the broader context of managing water resources and their wise use, with a focus on learning about water security issues in the Sand River Catchment area.

AWARD works on systemic and social learning approaches to water issues at local and catchment-scales at both national and international levels (mainly water-sharing between South Africa and Mozambique).  Some examples of key areas of focus have included:

Water Misery Intensifies in Zimbabwe

According to Takudzwa Munyaka, Zimbabweans in city centres are resorting to digging wells for water and even hospitals face a major crisis.

While the major focus has been on economic problems, Zimbabwe has been faced with a severe liquidity crunch, which has led to company closures and massive job loses, a huge humanitarian disaster is emerging. This as the government fails to provide social services, including clean water.

Africare: Chief of Party

fricare's Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution to the South African Government's response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ( PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment , care and support for people living HIV and AIDS , their caregivers, family members and community including oprhans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.

IUCN: Technical Officer - BIOPAMA Programme

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation, with more than 1 200 government and NGO members and almost 11 000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1 000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

IUCN: Regional Technical Coordinator - Business, Economics & Biodiversity

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

Rich Pay Less for Water - WWF

World Wide Fund South Africa (WWF SA) says that the cost of water is unevenly distributed in South Africa as the wealthy pay far less for quality water than they should.
 
Christine Colvin - a hydrogeologist - senior manager of fresh water programmes at the WWF SA, states that, "The rich are…paying relatively little for very reliable drinking quality water, and meanwhile the poor are paying an inordinate cost…”
 

FAO Calls for G20 Action on Food Prices

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says the world's top farm producers in the Group of 20 countries must agree on a coordinated action to ease worries about food prices, as FAO and other experts bemoan a huge global waste of food and water.

 FAO director-general, Jose Graziano Da Silva, says that he will not characterise the current food price rise as a crisis, but it could reach that level next year if harvests in the southern hemisphere were disappointing.

Youth Water Summit Gets Underway

A five-day Youth Water Summit – gets underway from 2-7 July 2012 - is aimed at educating pupils about efficient water conservation and the empowerment of school children to invest in the ‘future of water’.

Dubbed ‘2020 vision’, the five day summit  will see pupils competing to create innovative water models, in endurance required activities and convey messages through poetry, drama, traditional dance and praise singing.

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