206 articles in Africa

New prime minister oversees Egyptian sustainability drive Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

As the Egyptian economy improves, life has returned to the water and wastewater project markets. A new round of tariff rises is aimed at bolstering the balance sheets of utilities.

‘Perfect storm’ sparks life into Egyptian desal market Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

A combination of demographic, economic and political pressures has brought about a spike in activity for Egypt’s moribund seawater desalination market. Who are the main beneficiaries?

Mauritius gets serious about PSP in water Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

After 20 years of fits and starts, the government is now soliciting interest from a range of consultants ahead of a 15-year affermage contract to address chronic underinvestment in its failing water infrastructure. The situation is desperate.

Bamako leads the way as Mali plans second water treatment roll-out Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

The West African country has seen a robust amount of construction work in the water sector, with more to come. Is the use of international private finance and operating skill any more than a pipe dream?

Angola eyes PPP roll-out to help strengthen water sector fundamentals Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

The country will need to address high unaccounted-for water levels, operating deficits, and an immature regulatory framework if it is to rebuild its water sector in a sustainable way. What role can the international private water community play?

Cape Town takes collaborative approach to advanced water treatment options Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

A new request for information on advanced treatment technologies is the surest sign yet that the authorities in Cape Town are serious about diversifying their water supply options. Flexibility may well prove to be the city’s biggest asset.

Global pooled finance initiative for water gets €10m Dutch government backing Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

A new water financing facility aims to leverage €1 billion of debt finance from local institutional investors. How will it overcome the hurdles which have ended previous attempts to establish sustainable local finance initiatives?

African Water Facility to screen projects for PPP potential under ambitious new strategy Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

The AfDB-hosted body wants to leverage €15 billion of funding for infrastructure and service provision by matching bankable projects with sources of finance. It will have to ensure its own financial sustainability first.

Cape Town finally embraces desal and reuse Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

After years of focusing on transfers and storage schemes, drought has finally forced the city of Cape Town to take action on securing alternative water supplies. How do desalination and reuse factor into the city’s long-term plans?

Abu Rawash award points to decline of water PPPs in Egypt Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The decision by the government to fund a massive wastewater treatment project directly is a blow to investors looking to support infrastructure in the country.