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  • 30 Jul 2019- 06:50 by Local Press Report BRASILIA PV-TECH Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has lent his personal support to an upcoming scheme for solar to power a mass-scale redistribution of water. The politician, elected as country head last October, recently presented a new BRL8 billion
  • 19 Sep 2018- 08:49 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Hydro World The National Water Agency of Brazil (ANA) is suspending the granting of rights to use water resources for new hydro projects in the Pantanal region until May 2020. This decision will affect projects that did not begin commercial
  • 2 May 2018- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy A new report from The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) report titled, "The Water Advantage: Seeking sustainable solutions for water stress" highlights the potential of practices such as drip irrigation,
  • 1 Dec 2017- 08:39 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO The Guardian São Paulo could face more devastating water shortages if farmers continue to clear the Amazon forest, warns the utility chief who recently steered the biggest city in the Americas from the edge of drought catastrophe. As one of the
  • 8 May 2017- 12:51 by Local Press Report BRASILIA IISD Approximately 800 representatives of water-related organizations and communities converged on the capital of Brazil for consultations towards the 8th World Water Forum in 2018, which takes place on the theme of ‘Sharing Water.’ At the Brasilia
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazil’s new president, Michel Temer, on September 12th ratified the climate change agreement reached at COP21 in Paris last year. Brazil’s ratification follows those of the Unites States and China earlier this month. US President
  • 31 Aug 2016- 17:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockhholm’s annual World Water Week gave OOSKAnews an opportunity to catch up with Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council. OOSKAnews: Ben, very nice to meet you again; please share with OOSKAnews readers how your week
  • 5 Aug 2016- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) has decided not to grant an environmental license for the 6.1-gigawatt, $8.3 billion USD São Luiz do Tapajós hydropower dam on the Tapajós River in the
  • 4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The 8th World Water Forum, which will be held in Brazil in 2018, will take on climate change and other key issues including trans-boundary river basin management; dams and reservoirs; financing; universal access to safe drinking water
  • 8 Mar 2016- 09:16 by Local Press Report BRASILIA PV Tech Brazil has installed the first phase of a floating PV system on a hydroelectric dam to provide electricity at a time when drought is affecting output from the hydro plant, according to Brazil’s energy agency EPE. Climate Energy Security
  • 2 Mar 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Hydro World According to published forecasts for South America, wet weather will frequent large portions of the continent throughout autumn, but dry spells will dominate the weather pattern in southern and northern parts of the continent. For
  • 19 Feb 2016- 09:26 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Reuters Water levels at the main reservoir in Brazil's largest city of Sao Paulo have more than doubled since the El Niño climate phenomenon ended a two-year drought, although industrialists and activists warn fresh shortages may be just a
  • 11 Feb 2016- 09:20 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Reuters Brazil's Tiete-Parana waterway, a key transport corridor for soybeans, corn, cellulose, fertilizer and other agricultural products, has reopened after a 20-month closure due to drought and the use of water for electricity. Climate
  • 14 Jan 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazilian Federal Police announced on January 13th that they would charge three companies-- mining firms Samarco and Vale SA and engineering firm VogBR-- as well as seven mining executives with environmental crimes in connection with