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  • 26 Mar 2020- 12:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Cambodia has announced that the country will not develop new hydropower dams on the Mekong River for the next 10 years, putting two planned dams at Sambor and Stung Treng on pause. The decision means that Laos, which
  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, announced 4 February that it has reconsidered plans to continue water extractions from the vulnerable Atacama salt flats in Chile, and advance deployment of desalination technology. While rich
  • 26 Jan 2020- 10:29 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Deutsche Welle Global demand for lithium is expected to triple in six years. But mining companies are increasingly coming into conflict with indigenous communities who are worried about the future of their ecosystems. Access Corporate Risk
  • 7 Nov 2019- 08:06 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEHRAN, Iran Construction of new energy production projects, and upgrade of existing infrastructure in Iran, has been stalled due to a number of different water-related reasons. A list, published in late October by the Reuters news agency, of at least 10
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:11 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Journal A bill seeking to declare water produced from seawater desalination plants a public good has begun to be read in Chile. If passed, the bill, introduced into the Senate in January 2018, would allow the distribution of such water to be
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:50 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining.com Representatives of Chile’s ruling party Chile Vamos defended this weekend a government proposal to allow mining companies to operate on rocky glaciers that are not listed in the national system of wild protected areas. At present, most of
  • 25 Jul 2019- 08:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO AFP From the sky, the glistening emerald ponds of northern Chile are almost beautiful, but closer to the ground they harbor an ugly and dangerous secret: the reservoirs, filled with toxic waste from the country's mining industry, are ticking
  • 25 Jun 2019- 10:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and Farassan Industrial Group to expedite the water supply project from the Persian
  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining News Agency Antofagasta needs access to water for the future development of its Zaldivar copper deposit, which is near BHP`s Escondida mine, the world`s largest copper mine. Zaldivar`s size, however, does not justify investing in its own
  • 18 Mar 2019- 09:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Energy Voice A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations. The experimental Las Tortolas power-generating island is being run by the giant Anglo American mining
  • 20 Feb 2019- 10:49 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining.com Chile's Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) filed charges against Lumina Copper on Tuesday for infractions to the provisions established in its Resolutions of Environmental Rating (RCA), both at the Caserones mine and the
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total. Two researchers from GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam used data from four
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 9 Jun 2018- 12:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions of the UAE last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on development of a massive solar powered desalination project for the Atacama region in Chile. Upon
  • 22 May 2018- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Officials from Cambodia's ministries of Environment, and Mines and Energy are investigating gold mining company Rong Chheng, which is suspected of releasing cyanide waste into a water canal. The release may have resulted in the

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