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  1. Lack of Infrastructure to Blame for Guanacaste Water Crisis: AyA Chief

    17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Water problems in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province are the result of a lack of infrastructure, not a lack of water per se, according to Yamileth Astorga, head of the country's Water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/17/2016 - 07:18

  2. Costa Rica Desal Plant Ready in December

    13 Oct 2016- 09:17 by Local Press Report PLAYA HERMOSA The Voice of Guanacaste Officials from the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute, or AyA, have promised to install a well desalination plant that would begin operating in December. Before that happens ...

    Local Press Report - 10/13/2016 - 09:17

  3. Costa Rica Aquifer Vulnerable

    11 Oct 2016- 07:13 by Local Press Report GUANACASTE The Voice of Guanacaste Despite 15 years of warnings and recommendations from specialists and residents to avert a crisis, this year has witnessed what all hydrogeologists have feared in their studies on ...

    Local Press Report - 10/11/2016 - 07:13

  4. San Jose Residents Urged Not to Use Drinking Water for Post-Volcanic Eruption Clean-Up

    3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica’s Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) has warned residents of the San Jose metropolitan region to avoid using potable water to clean up after the recent eruptions of the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2016 - 09:59

  5. Guanacaste, Costa Rica Hotels Pay $120K USD /Month on Water

    20 Sep 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report GUANACASTE Costa Rica Star News Hotels in Guanacaste, Costa Rica’s northern Pacific province, report spending an average of US$120,000 per month to provide drinking water to their guests. Business leaders, who say ...

    Local Press Report - 09/20/2016 - 08:39

  6. New Bill Would Require Environmental Assessments for All Water Use Concessions on Tempisque River

    8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica A new bill before Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly would require all companies with water use concessions on the Tempisque River to carry out environmental impact assessments or risk ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/08/2016 - 08:41

  7. Costa Rica Seeks to Recover Undervalued Wetlands

    6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by Local Press Report GUANACASTE Costa Rica Star News Costa Rica now seeks to preserve the beauty and improve the conservation of its wetlands, an ecosystem forever undervalued by the local population that considers them no more than ...

    Local Press Report - 09/06/2016 - 06:44

  8. Five Companies Eye Desalination Projects in Costa Rica

    25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica’s National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has received five environmental viability requests from companies that want permission to implement desalination projects ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/25/2016 - 10:54

  9. Costa Rica Unhappy With Nicaragua's Information-Sharing on Inter-Oceanic Canal

    19 Aug 2016- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Nicaraguan government has been accused of failing to release promised analyses of the Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal project, including Costa Rica’s request to share disaster plans. Costa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/19/2016 - 09:47

  10. Price of Guacamole Affects Mexico Scarcity

    11 Aug 2016- 06:28 by Local Press Report HEREDIA Costa Rica News The recent high demand for the new "superfood" avocado has led to an increase in price they can be sold for and as a result farmers in Mexico are clearing huge plots of land to ...

    Local Press Report - 08/11/2016 - 09:58

  11. Neglect Threatens People, Environment in Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province

    3 Aug 2016- 08:36 by Local Press Report LIBERIA Tico Times The severe drought that afflicted the country’s agriculture- and tourism-dependent, northwestern province has eased in recent months. But Guanacaste’s longstanding water problems remain: Coastal ...

    Local Press Report - 08/03/2016 - 08:36

  12. Costa Rica's Health Ministry Finds Sanitary Violations in Liberia

    2 Aug 2016- 08:36 by Local Press Report LIBERIA La Voz de Guanacaste The Health Ministry issued eight sanitary citations against the Municipality of Liberia for a range of violations including stagnant water, poor waste management and improper maintenance ...

    Local Press Report - 08/02/2016 - 08:36

  13. Costa Rican President Vows That "Guanacaste Hasn’t Been Forgotten"

    15 Jul 2016- 10:58 by Local Press Report SANTA CRUZ La Voz de Guancaste President Solís says Costa Rica’s northwestern province should stay the course on development, and he promises there will be enough water to do it. Access Innovation, Infrastructure ...

    Local Press Report - 07/15/2016 - 10:58

  14. Hydropower Dams Provide Alternative Water Source for Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Region

    24 Jun 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIBERIA, Costa Rica Reservoirs of hydropower dams could provide an alternative water source for Costa Rica’s drought-stricken Guanacaste Region, according to the country's Institute of Aqueducts and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/24/2016 - 10:02

  15. Communities Ask Costa Rica's AyA to Protect Barranca River Banks

    16 Jun 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report PALMARES Costa Rica News The community leaders of Palmares and San Ramón asked the organization Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) to follow through with a management plan to protect the banks of the Barranca river ...

    Local Press Report - 06/16/2016 - 08:30

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