Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

Displaying 1 - 15 of 2008
  • 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, BUENOS AIRES The Argentinean provinces of Santa Fe and Cordoba have agreed to develop a preliminary plan to jointly build an aqueduct to transfer water from the Parana River to both provinces. This occurred after the governors of both
  • 16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report BOLIVIA, LA PAZ BBC The Bolivian government is considering moving people from the capital, La Paz, to more water-rich parts of the country as an emergency option if reservoirs and aquifers aren 't able to provide enough water. "We are thinking
  • 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 SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA Tico Times (Costa Rica) The water flow in El Pasito aqueduct is reduced by 20 percent, leading to disconnections in neighborhood water service. The aqueduct supplies water to communities in Alajuela, northwest of San Jose. The Costa
  • 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 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 CARACAS, Venezuela eTaiwan News Water levels in Venezuela's main supply dams are still dropping, according to President Hugo Chavez. He warned that drought poses a serious threat to energy production. "All the reservoirs, with some exceptions,
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bulgaria, STARA ZAGORA T he European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on December 10 invited expression of interest (EOIs) for the final stage of the Stara Zagora Water Project. The Stara Zagora Water Supply and Sewerage Company received
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SLOVAKIA, BRATISLAVA A major wastewater management project will be completed next year in Galanta agglomeration in western Slovakia. The total funding for this project is some $45 million USD, with the Cohesion Fund of the European Union covering 65
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania's Dolj County Council has approved a $222.2 million USD project, to be financed with European funds, that aims to extend water supply and sewage systems in nine cities and towns in the county. This includes Bailesti,
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan B uilders of the Kambarata-2 hydroelectric plant on the Naryn River, a tributary of the Syr Darya, in Kyrgyzstan are preparing for a large explosion in late December, raising concern in downstream neighbor Uzbekistan. Depending on
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan T he level of the Caspian Sea could rise by 70 to 80 centimeters by 2020, officials said, which in turn could result in flooding oil wells, affecting water supplies in the region. The Ministry of Ecology and Water Resources of
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by Local Press Report SOFIA, Bulgaria The Sofia Echo (Bulgaria) Infrastructure construction rose by 2.3percent in October, but was still 15.3 percent lower than the same period in 2008, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (NSI) released on December 10.
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Zenith International Over 125,000 new bottled water coolers, dispensers and pumps were installed throughout Eastern Europe in 2008, according to beverage industry consultancy Zenith International. That brings the total number of bottled water

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