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  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark Global environmental groups and experts are slamming negotiators at the ongoing 15th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, for failing to recognize water as a crucial element and leaving it
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO The Chilean branch of Spanish water group Aguas de Barcelona (Agbar) is expected to present an environmental impact assessment to region Ill's environmental authority for the construction of a desalination plant. Agbar plans to
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, LA PLATA A potable water plant costing as much as $100 million USD will be built for La Plata, capital of Buenos Aires province, and its surrounding areas. The plant will be built as a private initiative, with financing coming from Mekorot,
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY Mexico is working on creating a regional water quality network with other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a release from the Mexican national water authority, Conagua. This network would been known as RICA
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on December 3 approved a $50 million USD loan for Barbados to be used "to improve the management and sustainability of its water resources." The loan is part of IADB&#039
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report CHILE, COPENHAGEN Caritas International Bishops from the Patagonia region in Chile and Argentina are calling for a "World Water Plan" and for more efficient management of natural reThey wrote a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ahead of
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report LEIPZIG Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research The snow in the Andes Mountains contains low concentrations of PCBs, an international team of researchers found. They took snow samples at an altitude of 6,200 meters and found the highest traces anywhere
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report Colombia, BOGOTA Colombia Reports Colombia last week temporarily suspended hydroelectricity sales to Ecuador to avoid having to ration water. Minister for Energy and Mining Hernan Martinez said reservoir levels are at 68 percent capacity, but they could drop
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Several of Jamaica's 20 major rivers are highly polluted or at risk of drying up, according to the Water Resources Authority (WRA). Among these is the Black River in St. Elizabeth. WRA's Michelle Watts called it a &quot
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report OSLO, Norway Financial Times The $457 billion USD Norwegian Government Pension Fund is increasing efforts to mitigate water management risks in its investment portfolio. Fund managers Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) will be lead sponsor of the CDP
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report PERU, LIMA Dow Jones Minera Chinalco Peru SA could begin delayed water treatment plant operations in the middle of next year. The move comes after pipeline rights were advanced by the government. Operations at the plant were stalled earlier this year when
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report pa, UNITED STATE S, TREVOSE GE The World Resources Institute (WRI) partnered with General Electric and Goldman Sachs to launch a Water Index to measure water-related risks. The index will aggregate some 20 weighted factors related to water availability,
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, CA, SAN DIEGO The global water sector will remain a safe investment choice during 2010 amid the financial turmoil around the world, and even in years beyond, according to US-based investment management firm Summit Global Management. The
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark Global environmental groups and experts are slamming negotiators at the ongoing 15th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, for failing to recognize water as a crucial element and leaving it
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, CA, SAN DIEGO The global water sector will remain a safe investment choice during 2010 amid the financial turmoil around the world, and even in years beyond, according to US-based investment management firm Summit Global Management. The

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