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  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:16 by Local Press Report washington, dc Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) approved a $100 million USD loan to help Honduras deal with natural disasters. The funds will be used to cover extraordinary expenses caused by hurricanes, earthquakes
  • 27 Sep 2011- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the
  • 18 Aug 2011- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICALI Baja California’s State Congress is discussing whether to allow Canadian mining company Vista Gold’s Concordia mining project, which would extract gold from a 430-hectare protected area adjacent to the Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere
  • 7 Jul 2011- 14:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Representatives of the Tacna Special Project (PET) provided details on the plan to divert the waters of the Mauri River to the Tacna region in Peru during a recent workshop sponsored by the Peru-Bolivia Technical Binational Commission in
  • 14 Jun 2011- 17:23 by Local Press Report dhaka Daily Star (Bangladesh) An alliance of international organizations has launched a six-year, $8 million USD research program aimed at maximizing use of water and land in Bangladesh’s coastal region by developing salt-tolerant crop varieties, introducing
  • 9 May 2011- 18:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The U.S. government will provide an additional $8.5 million USD in humanitarian aid to refugees and internally displaced persons in Côte d’Ivoire, the Stat Department announced on May 5. The funds will provide aid to
  • 2 May 2011- 15:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The ongoing effects of the global economic crisis mean the water industry globally will have to “do a lot more with a lot less,” according to Dan McCarthy, CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. The current
  • 7 Apr 2011- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Bolivia’s National Geology and Technical Mining Service (Sergeotecmin), has warned of high levels of pollution in surface water in the regions of Chaco Bolivia, Potosi, Oruro and La Paz. “Surface waters are the most accessible resources
  • 31 Mar 2011- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Environmental groups have raised concerns about the effects of uranium exploration on water resources in Bolivia and throughout connected watersheds in South America. In a statement released in mid-March, the National Service of Geology
  • 24 Mar 2011- 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia- The government of Bolivia will allocate $3-$4 million USD to reestablish the drinking water supply in the east and south of the city.  Thousands of families have been affected by the mudslides in districts 16, 17 and 18 of La Paz.
  • 17 Feb 2011- 11:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICALI A number of desalination projects are being planned in Mexico’s arid Baja peninsula, which is suffering from depletion of aquifers and water shortages. The head of Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua), José Luis Luege Tamargo,
  • 2 Feb 2011- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ  A councilor for the Bolivian municipality of Colcha K, Juan Llave Cazas, said mining companies in Chile’s Region IV appear to be extracting groundwater from Bolivia. El Potosí newspaper quoted Llave as saying the companies are extracting