Environment
' The capacity of the waste water treatment plant in Buterere area remains largely underutilized

Waste water, threat to Lake Tanganyika

03-22-2017 On the celebration of the World Water Day which takes place each 22 March, Burundi Ministry of Environment calls on local administrative officials and the population to be involved in the management of wastewater to avoid polluting Tanganyika Lake. Industrial activities such as the discharge of waste oils, various (...)
' Rusizi National Park threatened by illegal fishing

Environment Ministry calls for effective protection of Burundian Forests

03-21-2017 While the world celebrates the International Day of Forests on 21 March of each year, bush fires, agricultural activities, anarchical constructions, illegal fishing, etc. caused by human activities constitute a threat to Burundi forests. Burundi Environment Ministry says a sensitization campaign is the main strategy to preserve forests and (...)
' Flood hits northern areas of Bujumbura, the capital.

Six people die due to torrential rain in Burundi

03-17-2017 Flooding woke inhabitants of Western Cibitoke Province and northern areas in the capital Bujumbura when it invaded their homes on the night of 16 March. Six people died and hundreds of houses were destroyed. On Gafumbegeti zone in Mabayi Commune of Cibitoke Province, five children of the same family (...)
' A woman whose home was inundated by the flood talks to journalists

Flood hits northern areas of Bujumbura

03-04-2017 Inhabitants of Carama, Kanga, Kinama and Gatunguru areas in the capital Bujumbura were awoken by flood that invaded their homes in the night of 2 to 3 March 2017. Officials from the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Public Works and the local administration visited the areas to determine (...)
' The workshop orginised by the environment minister.

Prepare for short growing season, experts warn

02-18-2017 On 16 February 2017, Burundi environment ministry organised a workshop on how to mitigate the impact of the climate change. Theophile Ndarufatiye, the assistant to the environment minister, said climate change is a serious problem. “We are currently witnessing various climatic disturbances all over the world due mainly to (...)
' Irrigation: a great idea, but impossible for many farmers

Irrigation: a great idea, but impossible for many farmers

02-10-2017 The practice of irrigation to make up for insufficient rain fall as recently advised by the Minister of Agriculture and Farming is a great idea which nonetheless seems impracticable for farmers on steep land, according to farmers in the hills of Bujumbura province. Burundi is seriously struck by the (...)
' Pascal Barandagiye" As climate has changed, people have to change their mentality."

New measures to adapt to climate change in Burundi

02-03-2017 Burundi’s Home Affairs minister Pascal Barandagiye, on Thursday 2 February 2017, laid out new measures to adjust to climate change. “We were accustomed to the fact that the rainy season lasts for nine months each year, but now, it is no longer the case, which is why we have (...)
' Wetlands pose flood risk in Burundi, experts warn

Wetlands pose flood risk in Burundi, experts warn

02-03-2017 Ministry of Environment, Water and Urban Planning calls for wetlands protection program to counter twin threats of agriculture and urbanization. Burundi’s wetlands could cause widespread flooding if not better managed”, the Director General of water, Emmanuel Ndorimana says. Unplanned construction and agriculture pose a significant threat to the wetlands (...)
' Leonard O Akwany

Opinion / Enabling Healthy Nile Basin Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

02-02-2017 Natural hazards such as floods and drought have become more prevalent in the Nile River Basin – as a result of climate and weather changes – resulting in massive disasters which drain communities economically, physically and environmentally. Wetlands are naturally productive ecosystems which are capable of managing the risk (...)
' The waste storage in Kamenge 14th avenue

Kamenge residents complain about waste storage near their houses

01-10-2017 Some Kamenge inhabitants of the 5th and 14th avenues complain that the associations in charge of hygiene and sanitation in Ntahangwa commune have chosen to store wastes from different homes of the quarter, in front of their houses. “We, residents of this place, have a serious problem. It’s very (...)