8 Dec 2011 - 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Spain’s Director General of Water, Marta Moren, signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the water sector between Spain’s Ministry of Environment, Marine and Rural Affairs (MARM) a
8 Dec 2011 - 13:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, TACNA — Peru’s Tacna region is seeking solutions to its water crisis and sustainable agricultural development.
8 Dec 2011 - 13:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Thirty Mexican companies and organizations have signed the first National Sustainability Agreement, which aims to promote investment in the environment.
8 Dec 2011 - 14:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, PACHUCO DE SOTO — The State Congress of Mexico’s Hidalgo State and Congressional committees in the state of Mexico (Edomex) have approved increased water rates in the states.
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.
8 Dec 2011 - 13:05 by Local Press Report
8 Dec 2011 - 13:33 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (KHL Group) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is lending Brazil $452 million USD to improve sewage collection in Baía de Guanabara.
8 Dec 2011 - 13:16 by Local Press Report
washington, dc (Inter-American Development Bank) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) approved a $100 million USD loan to help Honduras deal with natural disasters.
8 Dec 2011 - 13:14 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (EFE) — Mexico will significantly increase the funds available for dealing with natural disasters in 2012, as the country experiences its worst drought in 70 years, according to the Agriculture Secretariat
8 Dec 2011 - 13:11 by Local Press Report
PANAMA CITY (Newsroom Panama) — Panama’s water and sewage authority (Idaan) has a budget of only $5,000 USD in 2012 for maintenance of 50 water treatment plants, according to Roberto Alfaro, a representative of the Panamanian Ass
8 Dec 2011 - 13:10 by Local Press Report
washington, dc (Inter-American Development Bank) — Peru has received a $150 million USD non-sovereign guaranteed loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to help finance construction of a 406-megawatt hydropower plant.
8 Dec 2011 - 13:07 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Andina (Peru)) — Providing water to the population is one of the main goals of the Peruvian government, according to Peruvian Minister of Environment Ricardo Giesecke.
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
1 Dec 2011 - 12:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on November 19 signed a $43.6 million USD contract with Korean company Hansol for the construction of a drinking water supply system in the municipality of Sant
1 Dec 2011 - 12:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in mid-November announced new investments in Argentina’s Program of Rural Change (UCRA).
1 Dec 2011 - 12:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, TORREÓN — The only way to fight drought in Mexico is through spending money, said Enrique Salazar, technical director of Coahuila’s State Water and Sanitation Commission (CEAS).
1 Dec 2011 - 12:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — On November 16, Argentina’s Ministry of Economy and Public Finance (MECON) announced new measures aimed at eliminating service subsidies, including subsidies for water.
1 Dec 2011 - 12:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — The government of Mexico City has issued a call for residents of the city to ration water due to ongoing maintenance work on the Cutzamala system.
1 Dec 2011 - 12:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MEDELLIN, Colombia — Delegates from 35 countries met from November 15-19 in Medellin, Colombia, for the Seventh Inter-American Dialogue on Water (D7), a conference on hemispheric water issues, with a focus on issues
1 Dec 2011 - 11:48 by Local Press Report
PANAMA CITY (Newsroom Panama) — The Chilibre treatment plant has temporarily suspended operations again due to water turbidity, the same reason the plant was forced to close at the end of 2010, resulting in weeks of water shortag
1 Dec 2011 - 11:46 by Local Press Report
LIMA (The Washington Post (United States)) — Some 400 protesters gathered outside the Conga gold and copper mine, Peru’s largest mining investment to date with $4.8 billion USD, to express fears the mine will pollute local water supply.
1 Dec 2011 - 12:01 by Local Press Report
SAN JOSE (InsideCostaRica.com) — Costa Rica is the Latin American country with the largest majority of its population having access to drinking water.
1 Dec 2011 - 11:44 by Local Press Report
HUARMEY (Mail Online (Peru)) — Mayor of Huarmey Jose Benitez announced earlier this month that the metal strontium has gotten into the local water supply.
1 Dec 2011 - 11:58 by Local Press Report
1 Dec 2011 - 11:56 by Local Press Report
TEGUCIGALPA (MarketWatch) — The 3rd International Meeting on Water, Social Arts and Popular Education took place on November 25-28 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
1 Dec 2011 - 11:52 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (US Catholic) — Some 300 Guatemalan farming families have fled violence in northern Guatemala across the border to Mexico, where human rights groups say they are living without adequate sanitation services.
1 Dec 2011 - 11:51 by Local Press Report
MANAGUA (Prensa Latina) — In 2012, Nicaragua will implement some 200 projects through the Emergency Social Investment Fund in order to provide sanitation, water, latrines and ecological toilets to several communities, accor
29 Nov 2011 - 12:03 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (Desalination.biz) — Mexican national water agency Conagua and Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor signed an agreement on November 14 covering desalination and wastewater treatment and reuse.
28 Nov 2011 - 13:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Water Bank system for exchanging water rights is showing signs of popularity, with the National Water Commission (Conagua) reporting that the water bank in Tamaulipas received more than
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
28 Nov 2011 - 13:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Having the right to water does not mean that it is free, but that people can access it, as it costs money to extract it and distribute it to users, said Roberto Olivares, General Director of the
28 Nov 2011 - 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) will provide $22 million USD for two water projects in three regions of Peru.
28 Nov 2011 - 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, COATZINTLA — More than 50,000 residents of the Mexican municipality of Coatzintla were left without water after a leak in one of Petroleos Mexicanos’ (Pemex) oil and gas pipelines polluted the Cazones River,
28 Nov 2011 - 12:49 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (Tierramerica) — Dozens of scientists at Mexican universities have chosen climate change issues, including water scarcity, agrofuel production, soil degradation and loss of biodiversity, to research.
28 Nov 2011 - 12:47 by Local Press Report
CAJAMARCA (Andina) — The Peruvian government will resolve concerns about the development of the Minas Conga mining project, in the department of Cajamarca, according to Environment Minister Ricardo Giesecke.
28 Nov 2011 - 13:02 by Local Press Report
NASSAU (Bahamas Tribune) — Normal water services have been reinstated in New Providence this week, according to the Water and Sewage Corporation.
28 Nov 2011 - 13:00 by Local Press Report
washington, dc (Inter-American Development Bank) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) together helped Bolivia, Honduras, Jamaica and Mexico to access more than $200 million USD from the Climate Inv
28 Nov 2011 - 12:58 by Local Press Report
washington, dc (Inter-American Development Bank) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has approved a $120 million USD loan to Colombia to reduce its vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change.
10 Nov 2011 - 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (PGR) has decided that it cannot rule on three of the six criminal complaints against Jalisco State Water Utility SIAPA, and has sent these to state courts.&nbs
10 Nov 2011 - 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico is experiencing a severe water crisis, and has a backlog of $60 billion USD in investment in water and sanitation, according to international intergovernmental NGO the World Water Council