Delivering inclusive, gender-sensitive water infrastructure

Delivering inclusive, gender-sensitive water infrastructure

On International Women’s Day we reflect on CRIDF’s approach to gender equality and our efforts to address gender and social inclusion through water infrastructure projects. The approach is delivering results across Southern Africa – not only for women and girls but for entire communities and the wider water sector. The campaign theme for this year’s…

Ensuring clean water and sanitation for all

Ensuring clean water and sanitation for all

In an effort to enhance the delivery of clean water to under-served rural areas, CRIDF recently presented proposals regarding a sustainable pro-poor water supply regulation strategy to attendees at the 12th Annual Conference of the Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation (ESAWAS) Regulators Association. ESAWAS is a network of regulators from the Southern African…

A renewed plan for Eastern and Southern African regulators

A renewed plan for Eastern and Southern African regulators

The Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation Regulators Association (ESAWAS) is a network of regulators from the Southern African Development Community, as well as Burundi, Kenya and Rwanda, who work together to improve the effectiveness of water services regulation in the region. This October, CRIDF hosted a high level delegation from the Association in…

Presenting at COP24: Transboundary actions to address climate change

Presenting at COP24: Transboundary actions to address climate change

The latest United Nations conference on climate change, COP24, brought together people from 190 counties in Katowice, Poland this December. CRIDF’s water resource management expert Jonathan Barnes was among these delegates, participating in the session ‘Supporting transboundary actions to address climate change’. This session was organised by the African Development Bank and the United Nations…

Perspectives on mainstreaming climate resilience into water infrastructure

Perspectives on mainstreaming climate resilience into water infrastructure

Southern Africa is facing a large number of climate risks as a result of increased extreme weather events, which in combination with low levels of adaptive capacity, makes this part of the continent highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. An example of this are the impacts from the 2015 drought, which resulted in…