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  • 21 Jan 2019- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The world’s biggest steelmaker is to build a seawater desalination plant in Eastern Brazil to safeguard steel production which has been hit by water shortages in recent years, attributed by the company to climate change. Indian
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8 Dec 2015- 08:28 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Bloomberg At the start of this year, the state-run water utility known as Sabesp was facing a water shortage so devastating it was prepping contingency plans to cut supplies for up to five days a week across neighborhoods in metropolitan Sao Paulo.
  • 1 Oct 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SÃO PAULO, Brazil São Paulo state sanitation company Sabesp will continue providing basic water and sanitation services to the port city of Santos for the next 30 years, under an agreement signed September 29th. The contract represents a $104.5 million
  • 21 Sep 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil An ongoing sanitation project to restore São Paulo’s Tiete River has been halted, Brazilian daily Folha De São Paulo reported last week. Drought has caused Sabesp, São Paulo state’s water and waste management company, to shift its
  • 20 Aug 2015- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The Department of Water and Power (DAEE) in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state this week declared the water situation in the Alto Tiete Basin to be “critical.” In its declaration, DAEE said actions should be taken to ensure water availability.
  • 3 Jun 2015- 09:21 by Local Press Report BERLIN Reuters The impact of Brazil's protracted drought on EDP-Energias de Portugal's hydropower installations there could cut the utility's full-year core earnings by between $165-$219 million, its chief executive said at an energy conference
  • 19 May 2015- 10:11 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Thomson Reuters Foundation Brazilian authorities have ruled out electricity rationing this year as a slowing economy and higher tariffs help reduce consumption. But water reservoirs in hydropower-dependent Brazil remain at critically low
  • 8 May 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil Paulo Massato, director of Sao Paulo State water utility Sabesp, has warned that “social chaos” could ensue if new water projects are not completed in the next few months and the city of Sao Paulo runs out of water. Massato told a
  • 17 Apr 2015- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Technological solutions such as desalination, wastewater reuse and rainwater harvesting can go a long way to alleviate water shortages around the world, according to experts participating in a World Bank panel discussion on
  • 8 Apr 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazil loses 6.5 million cubic meters of treated water annually, according to a study by sanitation-focused non-profit Instituto Trata Brasil. The loss translates to $2.6 billion USD, or 80 percent of the total national budget for water
  • 10 Mar 2015- 10:36 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Emerging Markets Daily Brazil water utility Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paolo is asking for an extraordinary tariff hike. The increase on Friday follows a prolonged period of severe drought. Sabesp on Friday “dryly informed it
  • 27 Feb 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil Some 8,000 protesters took to the streets of Sao Paulo on February 2 to demand an end to water rationing. The protesters warned that the poorest and most marginalized residents of the city were suffering the most under the rationing

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