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  1. Peru Hydro Project Delays

    18 Jan 2021- 08:19 by Local Press Report LIMA Hydro Review Peru’s energy and mines ministry has accepted force majeure requests from Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza for its 18.7-MW Santa Lorenza I small hydro project. The plant was due to be ...

    Local Press Report - 01/18/2021 - 08:19

  2. Bolivia: Glacier Melt May Accelerate Capital's Water Shortages

    11 Jan 2021- 12:18 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Reuters Bolivia’s Tuni glacier is disappearing faster than initially anticipated, according to scientists in the Andean nation, a predicament that will likely make worse water shortages already plaguing the ...

    Local Press Report - 01/11/2021 - 12:18

  3. Brazil Approves License For Dam Disaster Mining Site

    3 Jan 2021- 07:51 by Local Press Report VITORIA Mining Technology Samarco Mineração is set to resume operations at its Germano complex in Minas Gerais and Ubu complex in Espírito Santo, Brazil, after it met the licensing requirements. The company has comm ...

    Local Press Report - 01/03/2021 - 07:51

  4. Lithium Production Giants Squabble Over Atacama Flats Water Study

    18 Nov 2020- 06:42 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO NASDAQ U.S.-based Albemarle Corp, the world's largest lithium producer, has accused its top rival, Chilean miner SQM, and local regulators of seeking to keep secret a coveted report about the environm ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2020 - 06:42

  5. Chile Mining Industry Reduces Freshwater Usage

    9 Nov 2020- 06:53 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Journal Continental water use by the mining industry in Chile fell 6.8% in 2019 to 12.45 cubic metres per second compared with 2018, according to state copper agency Cochilco in its annual water repo ...

    Local Press Report - 11/09/2020 - 06:53

  6. Lithium Producer SQM Describes Initiative For Water Sustainability

    14 Oct 2020- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world's second largest lithium producer, SQM in Chile, has announced new sustainable development plans including commitmet to the environment and sustainability of operations throughou ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/14/2020 - 10:28

  7. Brazil Water Sources Threatened By Loss Of Native Plant Cover

    4 Oct 2020- 08:23 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO SciDev Water will become scarcer and more degraded as demand in Brazil increases up to 25 per cent over the next 30 years, warn scientists, as they urge governments to improve sanitation and environmental ...

    Local Press Report - 10/04/2020 - 08:35

  8. Bolsonaro Blames Indigenous People For Catastrophic Amazon Fires

    24 Sep 2020- 07:57 by Local Press Report BRASILIA NBC News Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro told the United Nations on Tuesday that Indigenous people in the Amazon were to blame for fires in the rainforest this year and attacked the media for spreading p ...

    Local Press Report - 09/25/2020 - 08:09

  9. Improving Water Security For Sustainable Growth In Colombia

    9 Sep 2020- 07:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat BOGOTA, Colombia “Without substantial investments in new and existing water infrastructure and an overhaul of the current institutional framework, the huge potential of Colombia’s water capital will continue to b ...

    Staff - Water D... - 10/05/2020 - 12:07

  10. Latin American Countries Cooperate In Innovative Plan To Tackle Climate Change In Arid Regions

    2 Sep 2020- 07:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A new project was launched in August to enable people in the semiarid regions of Latin America to work together to share knowledge, address the climate crisis, and find more sustainable and ...

    Staff - Water D... - 09/03/2020 - 13:23

  11. Colombia: Water Scarcity Threatens Hydropower Capacity

    31 Aug 2020- 11:34 by Local Press Report BOGOTA World Resources Institute This April, precipitation levels in Colombia were 40% less than expected, well below the historical average. To add complication, meteorological and environmental agencies observed ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2020 - 15:49

  12. UN Rapporteur Criticises Chile Over Human Rights To Water And Health

    24 Aug 2020- 23:49 by Staff- Water Diplomat Santiago, Chile A strongly worded statement from the UN has requested the Chilean government to “clarify” its choice to place economic development ahead of human rights, identifying controversial agriculture and ...

    Staff - Water D... - 09/03/2020 - 13:23

  13. Release From Dams Allows Shipping Of Paraguayan Grains

    13 Aug 2020- 04:37 by Local Press Report ASUNCION Successful Farming More than a hundred barges with 115,000 tonnes of Paraguayan grains began to sail to ports in the region on Tuesday, thanks to a discharge of water from the Itaipu and Yacyreta dams that ...

    Local Press Report - 08/13/2020 - 06:31

  14. Three Indigenous Peruvians Killed In Amazon Basin Oil Company Protest

    11 Aug 2020- 09:16 by Local Press Report LIMA Explica Three indigenous people died Sunday after clashes with police while protesting in front of an oil lot run by a Canadian company, Peruvian authorities said. The Interior Ministry indicated that during t ...

    Local Press Report - 08/11/2020 - 09:30

  15. Giant Chile Copper Mine Charged With Water Misuse

    5 Aug 2020- 09:54 by Staff- Water Diplomat SANTIAGO, Chile Mining giant BHP Billiton, operator of the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, in Chile was charged 31 July with exceeding water extraction thresholds over the past 15 years. “The company, des ...

    Staff - Water D... - 09/03/2020 - 13:40

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