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The secret lives of forests: An interview with Nobel Laureate, Wangari Maathai

In an interview with Circle of Blue, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai discusses the crucial role forests play as rainwater harvesters. She emphasizes the importance of taking time to educate communities and governments to understand and care for forests. Maathai is the founder the Green Belt Movement in East Africa. She was the […]


Dirty waters: Corruption infects global water services

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report: misconduct rife in water sector by C.T. Pope Circle of Blue From Manila to Milan, fraud, bribery and organized profiteering are rampant in the water sector says a new report by Transparency International (TI), a global non-profit aimed at exposing and preventing corruption. The organization’s annual corruption report, presented last […]


Lake Victoria beset by environmental problems

Kisumu, Kenya – Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa, is shrinking, dropping some six feet in the last four years. Over 30 million people in three East African nations depend on the lake’s water for their livelihoods and biologists fear that if the overdraw from the lake doesn’t decrease, Victoria could surfer from […]


African growth will slow for lack of food and water

NAIROBI, Kenya – At the 18th Annual World Economic Forum on Africa, leaders, policy makers, and analysts all expressed concern over the impending consequences of the food and water shortages hitting sub-Saharan Africa. The panel urged policy makers to re-emphasize food and water as crucial economic elements – without them, maintaining the 5 percent growth […]


Water Project Flowing Again

NAIROBI, KENYA — A water project in Voi Division that stalled almost 30 years ago is to be revived. The Government would soon release the Sh60 million required to complete the project, Coast provincial commissioner Ernest Munyi told a meeting at Mbololo in Voi. Read more here. Source : The Nation (Nairobi)