Bulawayo, September 22, 2016 – ENVIRONMENT, Water and Climate minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has urged industry, mining, agriculture and domestic users to find innovative ways to conserve water at a time the nation’s water security was under serious threat due to climate change.
THE 2016 Water Sanitation, Hygiene and Energy (WASHen) expo begins in Bulawayo tomorrow with a focus on harnessing innovative solutions for positive outcomes.
THE Ministry of Energy and Power Development is working on a renewable energy policy to promote and encourage the use of renewable energy in a bid to address challenges caused by non-renewable fuels which are contributing to climate change.
GOVERNMENT has urged water users to find innovative ways to conserve the precious liquid in light of the effects of climate change and global warming.
THIS year’s Water, Sanitation, Hygiene And Energy (WASHen) conference set to kick off later this month will be centred on Public-Private-Partnerships that can improve infrastructure, mitigate effects of climate change, provide renewable energy sources as well as promote use of information communication technology in the sector.
Local manufacturers need to produce at least 40% of equipment and consumables required by the mining industry. Mines and Mining Development minister Walter Chidhakwa said government was on a drive to have most of the sector’s requirements procured locally.