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.
15 May 2013 - 10:01 by Local Press Report
PARIS (Veolia Water) — Veolia Water, via its subsidiary Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has been awarded a contract for $169 million USD to build three units for the treatment of raw water and wastewater for t
15 May 2013 - 10:40 by Local Press Report
PARIS (Bangkok Post (Thailand)) — French energy group GDF Suez is to sell a stake of 20 percent in a giant dam being built in Brazil to Japanese group Mitsui & Co to reduce debt, GDF Suez said on Monday.The French group said th
14 May 2013 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, SAN FRANCISCO — Rainforests in the Amazon River Basin have always been known to be major water suppliers to the river and its many tributaries, and now new research to be published in the US Proceedings of the Nat
9 May 2013 - 09:40 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Bloomberg ) — Cia.
8 May 2013 - 08:44 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Bloomberg ) — Brazil’s government may shut off the country’s four most expensive thermo plants after water reservoir levels increased, a government official said. The increased reserves during Brazil’s ra
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.
3 May 2013 - 09:37 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Bloomberg ) — Cia.
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.
18 Apr 2013 - 09:23 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Mongabay.com) — A federal court in Brazil has suspended the use of military and police personnel during technical research on the controversial São Luíz do Tapajós Dam in the Brazilian Amazon.
16 Apr 2013 - 07:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RECIFE — Brazil’s Pernambuco state on April 13 announced it was extending water rationing measures in the state capital, Recife.
11 Apr 2013 - 09:24 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Bloomberg ) — Cia.
10 Apr 2013 - 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — The Brazilian government has allocated a total of $8.3 billion USD to the country’s northeastern region, which is facing the worst drought in the past 50 years.
9 Apr 2013 - 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, GUANGZHOU — China’s Guangdong Province water company is installing 75 water analyzing and control units supplied by Israel-based Blue I Water Technologies, the Israel firm announced last week.
5 Apr 2013 - 08:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BELEM, Brazil — A community of Amazonian indigenous people have threatened to “go to war” with the Brazilian government over construction of the São Luiz do Tapajós Dam.
3 Apr 2013 - 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — The Brazilian government has announced a new Water for All Amazon program that aims to provide over 50,000 residents in isolated Amazon regions who currently lack good quality drinking water, despi
3 Apr 2013 - 09:29 by Local Press Report
CURITIBA (Bloomberg Businessweek) — Cia.
29 Mar 2013 - 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASUNCION, Paraguay — The four candidates running in Paraguay’s April 21 presidential election took up the country’s water issues during recent debates.
25 Mar 2013 - 07:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — Brazil’s government last week marked World Water Day and the UN 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation by launching a new, $49.7 million USD initiative, the National Water Pact.
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
8 Mar 2013 - 10:44 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Bloomberg ) — Reservoir levels at a decade low are curtailing the use of cheap hydro power and forcing Brazil to fire up costly thermal plants to avert an energy shortfall. Brazil plans to offer subsidized
7 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — The Brazilian government will invest some $15.2 billion USD to provide universal access to drinking water in the country, President Dilma Rousseff announced this week.
5 Mar 2013 - 08:45 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Hispanically Speaking News) — The Brazilian government remains committed to the goal of providing universal access to clean water, President Dilma Rousseff said Monday during her weekly radio program. The administration is
1 Mar 2013 - 08:35 by Local Press Report
AFRANIO (Al Jazeera) — Dairy farmers struggle as the Brazil's northeast continues to suffer from its worst drought in a half century. Nobody is being hit harder than the small-scale dairy farmers here in Afranio, as
1 Mar 2013 - 08:29 by Local Press Report
LUTON (Daily Markets) — Elster announced today that Brazilian utility, Companhia de Saneamento do Parana (SANEPAR), has selected Elster to supply more than 105,000 single-jet water meters in Brazil over the next three mon
28 Feb 2013 - 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, SAO PAULO — The federal Public Prosecutor’s Office in Brazil’s Para state announced on its website this week that it is investigating allegations that the consortium building the controversial Belo Monte Dam h
27 Feb 2013 - 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Peru is considered one of the countries in South America most vulnerable to climate change, due to water scarcity concerns that are already taking a toll on a “wide spectrum of Peruvian society,”
25 Feb 2013 - 08:56 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Pharmabiz.com) — Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has now issued a guidance on Quality Water Purification Systems for Pharmaceutical Use. While these guidelines are issued early this month
22 Feb 2013 - 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — Oil giant Chevron this week told New York federal judge Lewis A.
21 Feb 2013 - 08:46 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (International Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Service) — President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday raised the monthly stipend of 2.5 million people living below the poverty line to make good on her promise to eradicate extreme poverty in Brazil, a nation with
20 Feb 2013 - 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — The Carbon Trust, a UK-based organization devoted to helping companies, governments and the public sector accelerate the move to a low-carbon economy, this week announced the launch of the world’s
18 Feb 2013 - 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, NEW ORLEANS, LA — The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans last week denied oil giant Chevron’s appeal to shield an expert from discovery obligations in the ongoing legal battle between the company and E
15 Feb 2013 - 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, SAO PAULO — Brazil is already receiving 67 percent of its total energy production from hydropower, and this is expected to steadily increase as the country completes several more mega dams, primarily within
13 Feb 2013 - 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are becoming more prevalent throughout the Latin American region, as governments look to expand infrastructure development and increase access to basic services