Author name: NEWARI

‘United Water’: United Nation’s First-ever System-wide Strategy on Water and Sanitation

With just six years remaining until 2030, the world is significantly off-track to achieving water-related Sustainable Development Goals and targets. At the current rate of progress, the goals and targets are elusive, except urgent, pragmatic, and purposeful actions are taken to change course and accelerate progress on SDG6. In response to this ambition, the UN […]

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The Twin Threats: Urgent Need to Promote and Prioritize Water Safety Planning in Nigeria

As Nigeria grapples with the twin threats of cholera outbreaks and flooding incidents, the importance of water safety planning cannot be overemphasized. Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental human right, yet millions of Nigerians are vulnerable to waterborne and water-related diseases. The drinking water for a significant proportion of the Nigeria population, comes

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NEWARI Offers Urgent Recommendations as floods and cholera risks escalates in Nigeria

In April 2024, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency presented to the general public the 2024 Annual Flood Outlook, which shows that 148 LGA in 31 states fall within the High Flood Risk areas, while 249 LGA fall within the Moderate Flood Risk areas with the remaining 377 LGA falling within the Low Flood Risk areas.

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Executive Order 006: Enugu State Government’s Bold Moves Towards an Open Defecation-Free Future

Enugu State has taken a significant leap towards a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future. Governor Peter N. Mbah’s Executive Order No. 006 of 2023 is a landmark decision that sets the state on a path towards becoming sustainably open defecation-free. This visionary move is a testament to the government’s commitment to the well-being of

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NEWARI Supports the Review and Development of Draft Enugu WASH POLICY in line with African Sanitation Policy Guideline (ASPG)

NEWARI, in collaboration with WaterAid Nigeria and UNICEF Nigeria, presented a Communique on the State WASH Policy, in line with the African Sanitation Policy Guideline (ASPG), to Enugu State Government. The communique was the outcome of a joint Reflection Session of members of the Enugu State WASH Coordination Platform, comprising all Stakeholders in Enugu WASH

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NEWARI Calls on Enugu State Government to Prioritize Water Quality to Avert Cholera Outbreak

Following the cholera outbreaks in several states in Nigeria, the Network of Water Rights Initiative (NEWARI), a coalition of grassroots organizations committed to promoting access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, across Nigeria, through human rights and responsibility-based approach, has charged Enugu State Government to take proactive measures to ensure the quality of water

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