21 May 2013 - 09:35 by Local Press Report
CARACAS (Bloomberg ) — Water service will be restored today after a three-day outage in parts of Caracas, capital of South America’s biggest oil producer, the Venezuela state news agency AVN said. A water pipeline
15 May 2013 - 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s Ministry of Environment last week announced its three main priorities for 2013-2019 -- water, waste management and the Mision Arbol reforestation project.
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
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
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
30 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s National Assembly last week approved $35 million USD to address rising water levels in Lake Valencia.
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
1 Oct 2012 - 09:02 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Space Flight Now) — China launched Venezuela's second satellite on Saturday, delivering the spacecraft into a 400-mile-high orbit to monitor the country's territory, survey crops and natural resources, and aid Venezue
17 Sep 2012 - 08:27 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Inter-American Development Bank) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two loans totaling $400 million USD for projects to clean up the Guaire River in metropolitan Caracas and improve water quality management in
17 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — The Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) will discuss Venezuela’s recent proposed law on water and sanitation as a human right during its upcoming meetingfrom August 29-30 in Brasilia, Brazil.
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
19 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan national oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) is trading recriminations with local people over an oil leak in the south of the Venezuelan department of Anzoategui.
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.
11 May 2012 - 11:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Hidrobolivar, the water provider in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar, has attempted to improve its tarnished image with bold statements about its achievements and plans for the future.
3 May 2012 - 15:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — The politicization of Venezuela’s water situation has stepped up prior to elections on October 7.
26 Apr 2012 - 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — National oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) reported a 69 percent increase in the number of hydrocarbons and other chemical spills it was responsible for last year.
5 Apr 2012 - 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — The eight Latin American countries that fall within the Amazon watershed signed new agreements on conservation and water management during the second summit of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organ
29 Mar 2012 - 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on March 20 urged the country’s general prosecutor, Luis Ortega Diaz, to investigate reports by opposition groups about water pollution in the wake of two recent
29 Mar 2012 - 09:24 by Local Press Report
CARACAS (El Universal (Venezuela)) — Subsequent to years of intense warnings on the doubtful quality of drinking water in Carabobo state, an unexpected answer was received: the national government will increase the volume of water f
23 Mar 2012 - 09:09 by Local Press Report
CARACAS (El Universal (Venezuela)) — Minister of Environment Alejandro Hitcher said on March 15 that the complaints made by opposition leaders about pollution of the water supplied to Venezuela’s capital and the states of Aragua and
14 Mar 2012 - 19:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — The Venezuelan government has approved a $316 million USD Structural Solution Plan for 2012-2015, which aims to address the critical condition of the country’s second-largest lake, Los Tacarigua, b
8 Mar 2012 - 00:43 by Local Press Report
El Universal (Venezuela) (CARACAS) — In addition to the oil spill over Guarapiche River some weeks ago, a new event occurred in eastern Venezuela, this time on Guanipa River, Anzoátegui state, private TV channel Globovisión reported
Venezuela Downplays Pipeline Blast? One Million People Affected, Journalists Excluded From Oil Spill Zone
24 Feb 2012 - 16:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — An oil spill caused by a pipeline explosion in Venezuela is affecting the water supply of over 1 million people, despite government claims that the situation is under control.
9 Feb 2012 - 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Water from the La Mariposa Dam facility in Venezuela’s Miranda state is heavily polluted and poses a threat to public health in the region, according to government officials and local environment
17 Jan 2012 - 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Your new neighbor in rural Africa or Latin America is increasingly likely to be a multinational company.
19 Dec 2011 - 13:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — CAF-Latin America Development Bank approved a $150 million USD credit for Venezuela to rehabilitate the country’s seven major drinking water plants.
8 Dec 2011 - 13:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has declared a state of hydrological emergency in the municipalities in Aragua, in the Lake Valencia region.
8 Dec 2011 - 13:35 by Local Press Report
ST. JOHN’S (Antigua Observer) — Antigua’s public water authority announced that a project is under way to upgrade and extend mainline water supply coverage throughout the country.
1 Dec 2011 - 12:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Experts and politicians met in Caracas, Venezuela, in early November for a forum about the right to water and privatization of the resource, emphasizing conflict for the rights to this strategic
28 Nov 2011 - 13:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — The Latin American Parliament, along with the Venezuelan Ministry of Environment (MINAMB), took on the issue of water from a new geo-political perspective during the international forum on the “H
28 Nov 2011 - 13:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — The Venezuelan government issued a national decree ordering the expropriation of slaughterhouses operating near the Zuata and Taiguaiguay water reservoirs in the state of Aragua, as part of effor
27 Oct 2011 - 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s National Institute of Statistics (INE) is conducting the country’s XIV National Population and Housing Census and the Original Community Census.
15 Sep 2011 - 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) announced at the end of August that it was lending Venezuela $100 million USD for a project that will improve or expand water and sanitation services in
13 Jun 2011 - 23:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, MADRID — Spanish firm Cadagua, a member of the Ferrovial Group of companies, won a contract to design and build a desalination plant near the Moroccan city of Casablanca.
5 May 2011 - 10:23 by Local Press Report
CARACAS (Inside Costa Rica) — Venezuelan families affected by recent heavy rains in Merida state are being supplied with drinking water, food and medical services, after landslides blocked agricultural and rural roads in isolat
2 May 2011 - 15:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The latest Global Monitoring Report 2011 issued by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stresses the urgency of helping developing countries that have fallen behind in m
31 Mar 2011 - 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — Environmental groups have raised concerns about the effects of uranium exploration on water resources in Bolivia and throughout connected watersheds in South America.
10 Mar 2011 - 09:43 by Local Press Report
BOGOTA (El Universal (Venezuela)) — Colombia’s state-run Office of Disaster Prevention and Preparedness did not declare emergency in the water system near Teorema municipality, in Norte de Santander department, following an oil pip
17 Feb 2011 - 10:47 by Local Press Report
CARACAS (Dow Jones) — Venezuela’s Health Ministry on February 7 reported 252 cases of cholera in the country.
2 Feb 2011 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials announced on January 31 that they had treated 135 people for cholera; the victims were reportedly infected while attending a wedding in the Dominican Republic.