The water bill that came from above

In Malawi, like many countries undergoing neo-liberal water reforms, policies have been endorsed and signed into law by national governments with very little engagement of the actual water users. Bills for irrigation water were sent out to Water Users Associations without the necessary collaboration and local participation.

Water Security – Fighting With Water Guns

Fresh water, the world’s most precious resource has over the ages been the reason, at least in some part, behind many regional and transboundary conflicts. There is no known substitute for fresh water and it plays an integral part to all our ecological and societal functions.

Dialogue of the Deaf

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) is behind us. At the Summit about 21,000 delegates including 140 heads of states/ governments gathered in swanky Sandton convention center in Johannesburg from 26th Aug to 4th September.