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  1. Water Levels in Colombia’s Two Largest Rivers Drop Dramatically

    8 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Water levels in Colombia’s two largest rivers, the Magdalena and the Cauca, have decreased significantly due to ongoing drought, the country’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/08/2016 - 09:59

  2. Uruguay Launches Program to Protect Water Quality in Plate River

    18 Nov 2015- 08:33 by Local Press Report MONTEVIDEO Latin American Herald Tribune Uruguay will implement a program to monitor and protect water quality in the River Plate estuary, President Tabare Vazquez’s office said this week. The project will involve ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2015 - 08:33

  3. Uruguay Announces $12 Billion Infrastructure Investment program

    30 Jul 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report MONTEVIDEO Merco Press Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez announced on Monday a controversial plan for $12.37 billion USD in infrastructure investment over the next four years. Two-thirds of the investment will ...

    Local Press Report - 07/30/2015 - 09:27

  4. Drought Threatens Uruguay's Rice Crop

    15 Jul 2015- 08:54 by Local Press Report MONTEVIDEO Oryza.com Uruguayan rice farmers are facing a double whammy with extending dry weather conditions on one hand and falling water levels in dams, rivers and ponds on the other. Access Climate Food Security ...

    Local Press Report - 07/15/2015 - 08:54

  5. Uruguay’s OSE Announced $92 Million to Address Algae Growth in Maldonado

    1 Jul 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay Uruguay’s public water and sanitation company, OSE, has announced plans to invest $92 million USD for projects to address toxic algae growth in Maldonado. OSE head Milton Machado announced ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2015 - 10:48

  6. Uruguay’s President Cuts Water Rates for Maldonado

    14 Apr 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez Rosas last week exempted residents of Maldonado department from water bill payments, after algae blooms compromised water supply to 130,000 consumers. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/14/2015 - 10:30

  7. Uruguay’s OSE to Invest $155 Million for Sanitation in Coast City, Pando

    8 Apr 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay Uruguay’s state water company, OSE, last week announced that it would invest $155 million USD for water and sanitation projects in the Coast City (Ciudad de la Costa) and Pando regions. OSE ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/08/2015 - 10:07

  8. Uruguay Will Lose $500 Million of Soy Crop Due to Water Issues: Expert

    25 Mar 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay Uruguay will lose nearly $500 million USD of its soy crop this year because of water shortages, according to agricultural engineer Luis Giménez Rodríguez, of the Faculty of Agriculture at ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/25/2015 - 10:14

  9. Uruguayan Environmentalists Concerned About Fracking

    4 Feb 2015- 09:18 by Local Press Report MONTEVIDEO EFE The Uruguay Free of Megamining environmental group said Tuesday it was concerned that officials might allow the use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to produce oil in the Salto and ...

    Local Press Report - 02/04/2015 - 09:18

  10. Uruguayan Capital Calls for $100 Million for Flood Control

    6 Jan 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay Municipal officials in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, last week called on the government to invest $100 million USD for flood control. They cited the need for measures to be taken at the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/06/2015 - 10:17

  11. World Water Congress: Lilian Del Castillo-Laborde Looks Forward to Scotland

    26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015.   OOSKAnews caught up this week ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/28/2014 - 13:35

  12. IADB to Help Uruguay Expand Sewage Network, Improve Drinking Water Quality

    24 Jul 2014- 09:56 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Inter-American Development Bank Uruguay will finance an expansion of sanitation network coverage, in an upgrade that will benefit 6,700 homes in the town of Ciudad de la Costa, with a $45 million ...

    Local Press Report - 07/24/2014 - 09:56

  13. Uruguayan Utility Selects Arad's Advanced AMR Solutions

    23 Jul 2014- 09:34 by Local Press Report MONTEVIDEO Arad Group The Arad Group, a world leader in the field of water measurement solutions and services, has won a tender from OSE (Obras Sanitarias del Estado), Uruguay's state water utility, to provide ...

    Local Press Report - 07/23/2014 - 09:34

  14. More Laws Needed to Reduce Risks From Natural Disasters: Report

    30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A new joint report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has underlined the need for more legislation to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/30/2014 - 10:05

  15. Uruguay to Invest $250 Million for Two Dams in Santa Lucia Basin

    24 Jun 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay Uruguay is planning to invest $250 million USD project to build two dams in the Santa Lucia River basin. The dams will serve as an alternative water source for the population in the region. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/24/2014 - 10:23

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