Rio de Janeiro
17 May 2013 - 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — Under Brazil’s One Land-Two Waters P1+2 program, 20,000 water intake facilities and storage systems will be built in the country’s semi-arid regions.
30 Apr 2013 - 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Jorge Rosenblut, the president of Chilean electricity utility Endesa, said last week that he expected news on the company’s $3.2 billion USD HidroAysen project in the next couple of months.
14 Mar 2013 - 10:04 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (The Windsor Star) — Rio de Janeiro's environmental authorities say a massive storm earlier this week washed organic matter into the lake at the heart of the city, leading to a big die-off of fish. Rio's municip
25 Jan 2013 - 10:31 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) — After years of gains against destruction of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil appears to be suffering from an increase in deforestation as farmers, loggers, miners and builders move into previously u
Rio Olympic Games Could Drive Nearly a Billion Dollars Worth of Water, Sanitation Investment in Brazil
9 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro could provide the impetus for over $920 million USD in water and sanitation projects in host country Brazil.
4 Jan 2013 - 09:20 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Bloomberg ) — Sabesp, Latin America’s largest publicly traded water utility, will be loaned $663 million USD by the national development bank to help clean up the Tiete River that originates in Sao Paulo.
29 Nov 2012 - 10:51 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (International Water Power) — The Board of Directors at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has approved $10.7 billion USD in financing for construction of the 11,233MW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant on the Xingu River in Br
19 Nov 2012 - 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — As expected, the latest edition of the European Union’s Water Blueprint, released last week, contained no major new global initiatives with regard to water and sanitation.
13 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, SAO PAULO — Construction giant OAS Group on November 10 officially took over the concession for water and sewer services in the city of Araçatuba, in Sao Paulo state.
8 Nov 2012 - 09:47 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Hydro World) — A $88.7 million USD loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to Brazilian utility Companhia Esadual de Geracao e Transmissao de Energia Eletrica (CEEE) will allow for a number of hydr
29 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — Another power outage, whose causes are still under investigation, hit northern and northeastern of Brazil in the early hours of October 26.
21 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union's forthcoming water blueprint is likely to put new emphasis on international cooperation, including helping to achieve the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by
25 Jul 2012 - 09:06 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Power Industry News) — The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) of Brazil's southeastern Rio de Janeiro state filed a civil action requesting a suspension of the installation of the 16.9-MW Santa Rosa I hydroelectric power pl
20 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — AEGEA Sanitation, the arm of Brazilian construction and engineering group Equipav that is responsible for private sanitation concessions, signed a loan agreement worth $49.4 million USD with the In
29 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The United Kingdom last week announced plans to sign onto the UN Watercourses Convention, bringing the agreement one step closer to ratification by the country.
27 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) last week signed an agreement to promote water projects.
26 Jun 2012 - 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese government announced on June 23 that it plans to increase tourism and create a national park in Tibet near the Brahmaputra River, rather than pursue construction of a massive and contro
26 Jun 2012 - 08:45 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Haaretz) — The Dan Region Wastewater Treatment Plant is among 30 projects from around the world chosen by the United Nations, to demonstrate the ability of local authorities to deal with environmental problem
25 Jun 2012 - 11:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) concluded on June 22 with the signing of an international agreement that left most environmental and development specialists longin
22 Jun 2012 - 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — Corporations and governments should be properly accounting for pollution costs and natural capital, the value of natural resources and ecosystems, within the next decade, partially because of effor
22 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — China has been beating the drum for greater international cooperation to produce a green economy at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio, and Premier Wen Jiabao has stated developed
21 Jun 2012 - 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The US Water Partnership (USWP), originally announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on World Water Day in March, officially launched on June 20 at the UN Conference on Sustainable Developme
21 Jun 2012 - 08:58 by Local Press Report
ERRACHIDIA (Star Africa) — Tucked away in Morocco's high Atlas mountains the vast oasis of Errachidia, among the most beautiful in the south of the country, is today threatened by bad management. A stone's throw from
21 Jun 2012 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Pan American Health Organization) — The UN side event at Rio+20 Water and Sustainable Development: Elimination of Cholera in Hispaniola, promoted by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), present
20 Jun 2012 - 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANIERO — The UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, started this morning with the arrival of around 120 heads of state, and opening formalities.
20 Jun 2012 - 08:57 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Trend News Agency) — Tajikistan plans to speak with a number of projects at hte UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro aimed at sustainable development, the UN Resident Coordinator in Tajikista
19 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — It is “a market failure” that the world’s biggest companies are not taking the initiative on water issues, but are instead leaving it up to governments, said Gavin Power, deputy director of the UN
19 Jun 2012 - 09:29 by Local Press Report
LONDON (AlertNet) — Political leaders meeting at the Rio+20 summit this week must put water at the heart of sustainable development, making universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation part of a new set of p
18 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The final document for the Rio+20 earth summit, the preliminary version of which was leaked online last week, describes water as a priority issue.
18 Jun 2012 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
ALTAMIRA (Environment News Service) — As Brazil hosts the Rio+20 UN summit on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, in the Amazon region 2,000 miles to the north 300 women and children affected by construction of the giant Belo Mo
15 Jun 2012 - 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Freshwater “is one of the biggest issues that has come out” of final preparatory meetings in Rio before heads of states arrive next week, Director of the United Nations Environment Program’s Region
11 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Almost all major Latin American cities -- 95 percent of them -- are developing plans to combat the effects of climate change, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) survey relea
29 May 2012 - 20:26 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Fox Business) — Brazil's federal public ministry in Para state has filed legal action demanding that operations be halted at Onca Puma, a nickel mine in the northern Brazilian state owned and operated by Vale SA
23 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, PIRACICABA — Brazilian business group Equipav last week won the concession contract to provide sewage collection and treatment in the city of Piracicaba, in São Paulo state.