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  1. Brazil Kicks-Off Contentious Water Privatisation Scheme

    29 Jul 2020- 12:44 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Global Finance Magazine With the Senate’s approval in June of the Water and Sanitation Framework Bill, Brazil kicked off a massive bidding process for the concession to run these services this and the comi ...

    Local Press Report - 07/29/2020 - 17:35

  2. Bolsonaro Vetoes Provisions Of Legislation To Aid Indigenous Communities

    14 Jul 2020- 10:32 by Local Press Report BRASILIA MercoPress Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday vetoed provisions of a law that obligated the federal government to provide drinking water, disinfectants, and a guarantee of hospital beds to ...

    Local Press Report - 07/14/2020 - 10:50

  3. Fitch's View Of New Brazil Water Regulatory Framework

    29 Jun 2020- 12:14 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Fitch Ratings The approval of the new regulatory framework for the basic sanitation sector in Brazil poses challenges for companies in the sector, but should not pressure their ratings in the short term, ...

    Local Press Report - 06/30/2020 - 11:15

  4. Brazil: Another Step Towards Water Privatization

    25 Jun 2020- 11:29 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Terra Daily Brazil's Senate passed a bill Wednesday paving the way to privatize state-owned water and sanitation companies and attract more private investment to the badly languishing sector. The bill ...

    Local Press Report - 06/25/2020 - 11:29

  5. Paraguay, Argentina Will Benefit From Itaipu Hydro Plant Water Release

    18 May 2020- 08:39 by Local Press Report FOZ DO IGUACU Merco Press The world's largest operational hydroelectric dam, Itaipu Plant announced that starting next Monday, May 18, it will open its spillway to help Paraguay and Argentina, which are suffer ...

    Local Press Report - 05/18/2020 - 08:39

  6. Brazil: Meat Processor Blames Water Supply System "Deviations" For Plant Shutdown

    2 May 2020- 11:42 by Local Press Report ITAJAI Just-Food Brazilian meat giant BRF is to temporarily close its domestic Rio Verde plant because of "deviations found in the local water supply system". But it has denied media allegations that the c ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2020 - 11:55

  7. Brazil: Favela Water Challenges Exposed By Virus Crisis

    21 Apr 2020- 11:40 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO The Rio Times Long-neglected water and sewerage issues in Brazil’s favelas have gained new attention amid the global Covid-19 crisis. In Rio de Janeiro, where over 24 percent of the city’s inhabitant ...

    Local Press Report - 04/21/2020 - 11:40

  8. Rio Governor Fires Water Utility Chief

    11 Feb 2020- 08:02 by Staff- Water Diplomat Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has dismissed the President of CEDAE, the State Water and Sewerage Company as the city’s weeks-long water supply and sanitation crisis shows little s ...

    Staff - Water D... - 03/03/2020 - 14:06

  9. Rio Police Investigate Municipal Water Contamination

    18 Jan 2020- 09:35 by Staff- Water Diplomat RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Rio de Janeiro's State Water and Sewerage Company (CEDAE) has issued a statement that “all tests conducted show that the water is within the parameters required by the Ministry of Hea ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:13

  10. UPDATED: Brumadinho Disaster: Sixteen Charged With Homicide, Environmental Crimes

    21 Jan 2020- 08:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRASILIA, Brazil This article was updated 22 January. Sixteen executives were charged with homicide and environmental crimes 21 January by Brazilian prosecutors a year after the Brumadinho dam disaster that kill ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:13

  11. Mine Operator's Report Suggests Excess Water In Tailings Dam Contributed To Brumadinho Dam Disaster

    17 Dec 2019- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil An “expert panel” appointed by mine operator Vale SA has released a report on the January 2019 Brumadinho mining dam disaster assessing that the dam beach, which killed about 300 was caused, a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/17/2019 - 11:21

  12. Emissions Gap Report: Targets Won't Be Met

    2 Dec 2019- 08:59 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released its annual Emissions Gap Report, in advance of the annual United Nations climate conference in Madrid. According to scientific models, p ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/05/2019 - 09:23

  13. Amazon Fires Accelerate Glacier Melt Rate In Andes

    1 Dec 2019- 09:27 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANIERO BBC News Smoke from burning forests in the Amazon can intensify glacier melt, researchers say, fuelling concern about a water crisis in South America. The team found evidence that snow and ice was bei ...

    Local Press Report - 12/01/2019 - 09:27

  14. Assassination Of Brazil "Forest Guardian"

    6 Nov 2019- 09:17 by Local Press Report SAO LUIS CNN An indigenous leader was killed and another was injured when loggers allegedly ambushed them in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhao. The attack happened on Friday when two members of a group kn ...

    Local Press Report - 11/06/2019 - 09:17

  15. Wetlands International Calls For Action Against Pantanal Fires

    4 Nov 2019- 11:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands An open letter from Wetlands International to local, regional and national governments of the transboundary Pantanal as well as the international development, water and environment c ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/04/2019 - 11:59

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