6 May 2013 - 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO BRANCO — Brazil’s drought-stricken Acre state last week became the first state to join the country’s National Water Pact.
22 Apr 2013 - 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — The Bolivian government last week appointed a new director to the country’s water and sewage services regulator, AAPS.
20 Mar 2013 - 07:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Canada, OTTAWA — The International Development Research Center (IRDC), a key part of Canada’s aid program, together with Environment Canada, the government department responsible for coordinating environmental poli
18 Mar 2013 - 08:28 by Local Press Report
COCHABAMBA (DBR Technology) — Clean Water Systems & Stores, a California-based water treatment provider of contaminated well water, has introduced a line of custom water purification systems to address a wide variety of c
6 Mar 2013 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BOGOTA — Over the last 30 years, more than half of Colombia’s glacier mass has melted away due to rising temperatures caused by climate change, according to a new report by the Colombian Institute of Hydr
1 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — The new head of Bolivia’s Misicuni Multipurpose Water Project in Cochabamba has called for greater transparency in the project.
29 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
QUITO, Ecuador — The snowcaps of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Colombia have been melting at an unprecedented rate, with over 30 percent having disappeared in the last 30 years, according to new research pu
21 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Conservation-focused international non-profit Forest Trends released its “State of the Watershed Payments 2012” report last week.
11 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — The government of Bolivia has laid out its plans to invest more than $103 million USD into the Andean country’s water system this year.
21 Dec 2012 - 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — The cost of the second phase of Bolivia’s Misicuni Multiple Project in Cochabamba province has risen by $14 million USD to $110 million USD.
14 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador is planning to inaugurate two new meteorological monitoring stations as part of the Adaptation to the Impacts of Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes (PRAA) program.
14 Dec 2012 - 09:15 by Local Press Report
LA PAZ (Daijiworld) — Bolivia's government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese company Sinohydro Corporation Ltd., which pledged to review existing studies for a hydroelectric dam project in the nort
7 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — The company carrying out the Misicuni multipurpose water project in Bolivia has requested an additional $30 million USD for the project and asked that the deadline for completing it be extended unt
6 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — Peru and Bolivia are working together to rehabilitate Lake Titicaca, which sits on the Andean border between the two countries.
5 Nov 2012 - 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HAITI, PORT AU PRINCE — Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe issued a plea for more relief aid for the storm that caused 54 deaths and 20 injuries in his countr
1 Nov 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, COCHABAMBA — An assembly member from the “All for Cochabamba” alliance – which brought togetherthe National Unity Front and Popular Consensus parties in the 2010 elections in Cochabamba department –has formally
25 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, ORURUO — The Center for Ecology and Andean Peoplesof Bolivia (CEPA) and other environmental groups are calling on the VI Departmental Congress of Environmental Leaders to address the issue of pollution from
24 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, MADRID — The Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO) will discuss issues affecting children in the region, including lack of drinking water and sanitation, and seek solutions to them during its meeting
11 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — Residents of the Andean Yungas area in Bolivia say a large amount of expired medicines are being dumped in the region, threatening soil and water sources.
4 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — FEJUVE (the Federation of Neighborhood Organizations in the City of El Alto/La Paz), an influential grassroots NGO in Bolivia, is increasing pressure on Gustavo Morales, the country’s new deputy mi
4 Oct 2012 - 09:12 by Anonymous
united states, WARRENTON, VA — A story published in the OOSKAnews Daily Water Briefing on October 3, 2012 incorrectly identified Newmont Mining Corp.
3 Oct 2012 - 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, ORURO — Bolivian mining company Inti Raymi S.A has released the environmental audit for its Kori Kollo gold mining operation in Oruro department.
3 Oct 2012 - 08:58 by Local Press Report
LA PAZ (Prensa Latina) — The Bolivian government will allocate $10 million USD in projects for preventing the pollution of Titicaca Lake, the world's highest inland waterway lake. According to the Minister of Environm
20 Sep 2012 - 08:39 by Local Press Report
SANTA CRUZ (Fresh Plaza) — The President of the Departmental Federation of Vegetables, Fruits and Tuber Producers (FEDEHFRUT), Noé Morón, reported that small citrus growers of Santa Cruz are starting to feel the
19 Sep 2012 - 08:55 by Local Press Report
LA PAZ (Sacramento Bee) — Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted a law to protect Amazon river dolphins, which many researchers say are at risk. The new law bans fishing for the freshwater dolphins and encourages
18 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — Lake Titicaca in Bolivia is threatened by industrial pollution and low water levels, according to a number of new reports.
17 Sep 2012 - 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — The Bolivian government last week said it would guarantee financing for the $114 million USD Misicuni hydropower project in Cochabamba department, after an Italian loan for the project fell through
12 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — The governments of Bolivia, Chile and Peru have agreed to cooperate on management of Andean glaciers and water resources and projects mitigate the effects of climate change.
7 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — Fifty experts from Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay met in Argentina’s Formosa Province last week to discuss preparations for the arrival of the El Niño weather phenomenon, which is expected to have
3 Aug 2012 - 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — The Aqueduct Alliance, a partnership launched by US-based World Resources Institute (WRI) with GE, Goldman Sachs, Dow, Bloomberg and Talisman Energy was criticized this week for not being sufficien
31 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — Under Bolivia’s new “Water for Life” law, factories and other industrial premises and oil and mining developments located near rivers or other water reserves will be required to start operating tre
30 Jul 2012 - 09:26 by Local Press Report
LA PAZ (Fox News Latino) — Bolivia signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrochina Corporation that calls for the Chinese state-owned firm to conduct a free feasibility study for the construction of a hydroelectric po
27 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — The Bolivian government on July 25 launched a nationwide campaign to promote milk consumption, at a time when one of the country’s most active dairy-producing regions is facing severe water deficit
24 Jul 2012 - 21:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — Tensions between Argentina and Paraguay have grown in the wake of Argentina’s decision to build a canal to divert water from the trans-boundary Pilcomayo River.
23 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — On July 20th, Bolivian police and military forces raided the offices of Jindal Steel Bolivia, the Bolivian subsidiary of India’s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
17 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — Bolivian environmental organizations last week warned farmers in Cochabamba state not to irrigate crops with water from the Rocha River.
17 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — India’s Jindal Steel and Power Limited will continue its Mutum iron ore and steel plant project in Bolivia’s Santa Cruz department, Minister of Mines Mario Vierreira said on July 12.
16 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
QUITO, Ecuador — Pressure is mounting against the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ecuador following allegations in the press about its motives.