African Development Bank approves US$124.2 million loan for water sector reforms in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank have approved a US$124.2 million loan to finance the Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Nigeria to address […]

Aqua Air launches Africa’s first atmospheric water generating plant

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa based water technology company, Aqua Air has launched Africa’s first atmospheric water generating plant in Pretoria aimed at tackling the critical scarcity of potable water in South Africa. The plant, […]

Danone Waters Spain bags B Corp certification, commits to be carbon neutral by 2030

SPAIN – Danone has unveiled that its water brands in Spain, Font Vella and Lanjarón have received the B Corp certification, becoming the first brands in the natural mineral water sector in Spain and Europe […]

Nestlé reorganises waters business, plans to return US$20.1bn to investors

SWITZERLAND – The world’s leading food and beverage firm, Nestlé has announced changes in its waters business and unveiled plans of returning as much as US$20.1 billion to shareholders by 2022 through a new stock […]

Bottled water industry calls for efficient plastic recycling systems

EUROPE – The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) has called for more efficient collection and sorting systems for beverage containers to high-quality recycled PET in the EU. EFBW has recommended a step-change in the […]

Astral Foods signs water emergency agreement to avert supply constrains

SOUTH AFRICA – Astral Foods, a South Africa based integrated poultry produce, said that it had signed an emergency agreement with Standerton (Lekwa) Municipality as an interim measure to stave off the current water crisis. […]

Danone’s venture arm invests in Impact Water Nigeria to enhance access to safe drinking water

NIGERIA – Danone, through its investment fund and social business incubator, Danone Communities has invested in Impact Water Nigeria to develop access to safe drinking water. Impact water is a social business operating an innovative […]

Nestlé Nigeria relaunches ‘Nestlé Pure Life’ bottled water

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria has introduced a new look of its ‘Nestlé Pure Life’ premium bottled drinking water under the mantra ‘championing pure water for healthier generations’ in its quest of providing more healthier products. […]

Ethiopia’s Ker Water invests US$3.2m in a new water bottling plant

ETHIOPIA – Ker Water S.C has invested about US$3.23 million in a new water bottling facility in the Southern Nations, Nationalities & People’s regional state, Ethiopia. According to AddisFortune report, the new product, branded Ethio […]