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  • 19 Dec 2011- 12:13 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO World Pumps.com Torishima Pump Mfg Co. Ltd. received an order for high-pressure pumps and booster pumps from Acciona Agua for a new reverse osmosis desalination plant near the Atacama Desert in Copiapo, Chile. It is Torishima’s first order from
  • 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
  • 10 Nov 2011- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO The Collahuasi mining company will invest $500 million USD in a new desalination system to extract water from the Pacific Ocean.  The initiative will satisfy the water demands for its copper mining expansion plan.  The desalination
  • 6 Oct 2011- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO The Luksic Group, which has interests in the mining, financial, industrial and the beverages sectors, will invest $120 million USD through water company Aguas Antofagasta to build a desalination plant in the Coloso sector near the city of
  • 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
  • 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 Jun 2011- 11:48 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Dow Jones The Chilean government will retain a 5 percent stake in the four water utilities it is selling, according to the Production Government Corporation (CORFO), a governmental agency. The government is selling its 35 percent stake in Aguas
  • 19 May 2011- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO Australian mining company BHP Bilton develop 35 different projects in Chile in the next few years, which involve extraction, processing and supply of drinking water, according to President of the Metal Division Base of BHP Bilton Peter
  • 19 May 2011- 10:19 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Filtration + Separation Acciona Agua won the $63.5 million USD contract to design, build and operate the seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant for Grupo CAP’s mining operations in the Copiapó Valley. The plant will have an initial capacity of
  • 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
  • 31 Mar 2011- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Colombia were the sites of demonstrations to mark the International Day Against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life on March 14. Radio Chile reported that ecologists
  • 24 Mar 2011- 09:29 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Platts Goldcorp has secured approval from the Environment Evaluation Commission for Chile’s Atacama region to develop its El Morro copper-gold project. Production will start in 2015. The mining company has committed to build a desalination plant so

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