Water scarcity projects in Africa boosted through Coca-Cola partnership

Sponsored by

ATLANTA, GA, March 24, 2010 -- A public/private joint investment involving a major drinks manufacturer will see over US$10 million being donated to tackle water quality and scarcity issues throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Coca-Cola Company announced an additional joint investment of US$12.7 million in the ir global partnership, the Water and Development Alliance (WADA).

Through this investment, WADA will support eight new multi-year programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa in Angola, Burundi, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania.

These programs will begin as three-year initiatives and this latest funding brings the total investment from the partnership up to $28.1 million since 2005 to support 32 projects in 22 countries worldwide.

WADA will focus on four objectives: watershed management, water supply and sanitation, hygiene promotion and productive water use.

Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, said: "As it enters its fifth year, USAID's partnership with Coca-Cola showcases the potential of the U.S. Government to partner with the private sector to make a long-term impact on pressing global challenges. By matching USAID's development expertise with the resources, capacities, and commitment of the Coca-Cola Company, we are making a positive impact on community water issues throughout the developing world."

William Asiko, president of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, added: "We recognise that no single organisation can solve the global water crisis, but by partnering with organisations like USAID we can make a positive difference in the lives of the people in need of safe water and sanitation."

###

Sponsored by

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Water Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox or Mailbox

Subscribe to one of our magazines or email newsletters today at no cost and receive the latest information.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Research reveals filtration favored over disinfection when treating ballast water

When treating ships' ballast water, new research conducted by the Analytical BioGeoChemistry research unit at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany shows that filtration -- rather than disinfection -- can potentially serve as a more efficient method.

Kruger to provide advanced filtration system for FL reclaimed water project

Kruger was recently awarded a contract to furnish a Hydrotech Discfilter system for the Port Orange Reclaimed Water Reservoir and Filtration Project, located in Port Orange, Fla. 

Self-assembling, biomimetic membranes may lead to better water treatment, analysis finds

According to an international team of researchers from a wide range of universities, businesses and organizations, a synthetic membrane that self assembles and is easily produced may lead to better water purification.

NASA study shows CA’s 'rain debt' equal to average full year of precipitation

According to a new study conducted by NASA, the state of California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 -- the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  

 


© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS