Disasters

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  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru The Peruvian government will make a decision on the viability of an initiative to build 10 wastewater treatment plants around Lake Titicaca by December 29th, according to the Ministry of House, Construction and Sanitation. “In the three
  • 10 Aug 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru Peru’s new Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Edmer Trujillo, this week reassured residents in the country’s Puno region that the administration of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will move forward with plans to build a
  • 24 Jun 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ACORA, Peru Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared the Lake Titicaca Water Treatment Plant to be a project of “national interest” in order to ensure that it is completed by the next presidential administration. "In order to ensure project&
  • 31 May 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A UK court ruled this week that the lawsuit filed against the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for polluting the Kafue River in Zambia can proceed in the United Kingdom. KCM, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, had claimed the case should
  • 20 May 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru has launched a new $437 million USD project to clean up Lake Titicaca by building wastewater treatment plants in the Ayaviri, Azángaro, Desaguadero, Huancane, Ilave, Juliaca, Juli, Puno and Yunguyo districts. These regions produce the
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The decision to file a pollution lawsuit against mining company Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom, rather than Zambia, undermines the Zambian judiciary, President Edgar Lungu said this week. Vedanta is accused of discharging
  • 11 Jan 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The governments of Bolivia and Peru last week signed a 10-year, $500 million USD plan to restore Lake Titicaca.  Bolivian Minister of Environment and Water Alexandra Moreira and her Peruvian counterpart, Manuel Pulgar, signed the
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Some 1,800 residents of the Zambian town of Chingola have initiated proceedings in London’s High Court against mining company Vedanta for contamination of local water sources and farmland. They allege that sulfuric acid from the
  • 25 Jun 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said this week that his government would invest $477 million USD for construction of 10 sewage treatment plants as part of its effort to clean up Lake Titicaca. "We are working on Puno's great dream
  • 28 May 2015- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia A government initiative to clean up a number of key tributaries that flow into Lake Titicaca in western Bolivia kicked off on May 23rd, with participants collecting some four tons of solid waste, authorities said.  Over 1,400 volunteers
  • 15 May 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru New water treatment plants to decontaminate Lake Titicaca in southeast Peru are expected to come online in 2017, the country’s Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation said last week. Federal authorities are planning to spend around
  • 1 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA) has declared water in the provinces of Arequipa and Moquegua safe for human consumption. ANA had carried out studies of water quality in these areasafter the eruption of Ubinas Volcano last week. The
  • 4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia A million people in Zambia who should have received clean water by 2015 will miss out, and another 4.4 million will go without sanitation because of major investment shortfalls for these services, according to international NGO WaterAid.
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The World Bank warned this week that Zambia’s economy could lose more than $4.3 billion USD due to low funding for the water and sanitation sector. Robin Mearns, the bank's water supply and sanitation sector leader, said on November 4
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambian Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Chris Yaluma is calling on the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) and the 11 utilities operating in the country to reduce non-revenue water rates to 25 percent and thereby

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