3 May 2013 - 07:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Salvadoran lawmakers are one step closer to amending the national constitution to include the rights to water and food. The Assembly is set to vote on the issue in its session starting May 3.
23 Apr 2013 - 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Tanzania, ARUSHA — Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have not achieved their objectives in Sub-Saharan Africa, participants heard at the 10th African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) in Arusha last week.
23 Apr 2013 - 09:53 by Local Press Report
HAVANA (Caribbean Journal) — Cuba and Saudi Arabia have signed a bilateral agreement aiming to rehabilitate water networks in Havana, Cuba’s government announced. The agreement will involve $30 million USD in funding fr
5 Apr 2013 - 09:43 by Local Press Report
BELIZE CITY (The Guardian (Belize)) — Various officials from the Caribbean Development Bank will be in Belize on Thursday, April 11th, for the launch of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF7) program.
1 Apr 2013 - 00:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — El Salvador’s Lempa River Basin offers a “successful example” of watershed management that includes “significant political support and the participation of the population in programs and projects,”
27 Mar 2013 - 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is facing water shortages, with the territory’s Aqueduct and Sewerage Authority (AAA) announcing on March 25 that water volume in all eight of its main reservoirs are below optimum
22 Mar 2013 - 06:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — The first Latin America Water Week, which ran from March 17-22, 2013, focused on the main water challenges affecting host country Chile.
21 Mar 2013 - 09:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PANAMA CITY, Panama — The Inter-American Development Bank last week unveiled in its annual Sustainability Report, in which it revealed that the bank had committed $3.75 billion USD for climate change, sustainable ener
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
15 Mar 2013 - 08:14 by Local Press Report
HAVANA (NZweek) — Cuba was among the world’s best prepared countries to meet the challenges of climate change, Grisel Acosta, regional representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said Thursday.
4 Mar 2013 - 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE — The Haitian government last week announced its new $2.2 billion USD plan to eliminate cholera from the island of Hispaniola (which includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic).
1 Mar 2013 - 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Local Peruvians have ended a nearly week-long protest of Barrick Gold Corp.’s Lagunas Norte Mine, the Canadian mining giant announced on February 27.
15 Feb 2013 - 10:54 by Local Press Report
KANSAS CITY (Brand Channel) — Matt Damon, looking for a way to “persuade people to give a shit about toilets,” staged a press conference in anticipation of World Water Day, March 22.
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
19 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — Funding for the next stage Argentina’s multi-million-dollar Provincial Agricultural Services Program (PROSAP) is “imminent,” the World Bank’s manager for the program said on December 15.
17 Dec 2012 - 09:31 by Local Press Report
MANAGUA (The Costa Rica News) — The Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Enrique Castillo, said December 16 in Managua that Nicaragua has proposed that his country discuss a border wetland in the Caribbean, which both nations (Nicar
10 Dec 2012 - 09:46 by Local Press Report
MIAMI (McClatchy) — Cuba, especially the eastern third of the island, is suffering an alarming outbreak of cholera, brewed in its decrepit water and sewer systems and fueled by Hurricane Sandy's floods, according to
Latin America and Caribbean Need $249 Billion Investment for Urban Water Coverage by 2030: UN-HABITAT
5 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, MADRID — A total of $249 billion USD is needed to improve urban water coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030, with additional investment needed for wastewater treatment plants, sanitation and d
14 Nov 2012 - 09:56 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Inter-American Development Bank) — Oxfam and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize their commitment to collaborate on key development projects and initiatives to overcome
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 - 08:47 by Local Press Report
SANTIAGO (Associated Press) — Residents of Cuba's second-largest city of Santiago remained without power or running water Monday, four days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall as the island's deadliest storm in seven years, rip
29 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay’s Minister of Public Works Enrique Salyn Buzarquis last week presented the National Sanitation Plan for 2013-2017, which was approved by both chambers of government.
29 Oct 2012 - 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE — The death toll left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which tore through the Caribbean late last week, has been raised to 65 across the region, with Haiti having the largest number of deaths at 51.
26 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Millions of people in the Latin America and Caribbean region get their drinking water from cistern trucks, which have grown into an $88 million USD business.
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
15 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Environmental degradation lowers a country’s ability to adapt to the risk of natural disasters, thereby increasing that risk, according to the 2nd edition of the World Risk Report, released last we
11 Oct 2012 - 08:26 by Local Press Report
NASSAU (The Bahamas Weekly) — Nine Caribbean Ministers with responsibility for water resources management have committed themselves to making all essential efforts in addressing water security and climate change in the region.
10 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Via Marina, a consortium led by French engineering group Vinci, unveiled plans this week to build an undersea pipeline to carry freshwater from southern Chile to the country’s arid north.
8 Oct 2012 - 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Increasing funding for local advocacy efforts should be considered a priority for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) efforts, according to US-based WASH Advocates, a nonprofit advocacy initiative
28 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) regional bloc has joined the new regional “Cholera-Free Hispaniola” initiative, which aims to eradicate the disease in Haiti and the Dominican Republic by 2022.
28 Sep 2012 - 10:54 by Local Press Report
NASSAU (Bahamas Islands Info) — The Bahamas is set to welcome more than 200 participants from as many as 30 countries in the region, as the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), in conjunction with the Caribbean Water and Wastewa
18 Sep 2012 - 08:20 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Inter-American Development Bank) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) announced the approval of a $50 million USD grant to Haiti for the second phase of construction of the Caracol Industrial Park, a modern manufacturing fac
11 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Costa Rica is preparing an international tender worth $51 million USD for a package of irrigation projects in Guanacaste province.
11 Sep 2012 - 09:49 by Local Press Report
27 Aug 2012 - 09:13 by Local Press Report
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Associated Press) — Haitians began to dig themselves out of the mud on Sunday, one day after Tropical Storm Isaac doused the Caribbean nation and killed eight people here and another two in neighboring Dominican Rep
13 Jul 2012 - 08:49 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Inter-American Development Bank) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a grant for $7.5 million from the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean to provide drinking water