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  • 16 Nov 2018- 13:31 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY UrduPoint Illegal armed groups have damaged Colombia's second largest oil pipeline of Cano-Limon Covenas, the Colombian Ecopetrol energy giant said late on Tuesday. As a result, three channels in the northwestern province of Arauca have been
  • 14 Nov 2018- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Following a planned 4 day outage (that in some places lasted 7 days), the 22 million residents of Mexico City again had water from November 7.  The suspension of service had to do with the replacement of a pipe…but not just any pipe…
  • 12 Jul 2016- 09:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE “Groundwater contamination is the biggest threat to humanity,” Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Winner and Professor John Cherry stated categorically in his address to delegates at Singapore International Water Week. “We are in the middle of a water
  • 1 Apr 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Los Angeles Times In a city built on a lake bed where it rains all summer, the problem isn't exactly a shortage of water. Rather the infrastructure of pipes is so riddled with cracks that a third of the water the city puts into the system
  • 29 Mar 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Mexico News Daily Water storage reservoirs in Mexico City, intended to prevent flooding, serve a dual purpose: for many residents they are garbage dumps. Delfino Hernández of the Autonomous Metropolitan University said conditions could lead to an
  • 17 Feb 2016- 09:47 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Christian Science Monitor To save this thirsty city, government officials, NGOs, and citizens are promoting household water conservation, introducing rainwater recovery and purification, as well as more ambitious proposals to recover natural
  • 25 Jan 2016- 08:24 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Mexico News Daily Oil and gas thieves have plenty of Pemex pipelines to choose from, but transporting the stolen fuel is another issue. So in Puebla they’ve identified a ready supply of suitable vehicles: water trucks. Access Innovation,
  • 23 Nov 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico All Mexico City residents will have access to good-quality drinking water by 2018 under a $604 million USD World Bank-financed program, Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera announced over the weekend. "With support from the World Bank,
  • 1 Oct 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico’s Ministry of Finance this week announced the country's finalized 2016 budget, which includes $4.1 billion USD for infrastructure. Nearly $383 million USD (or nearly 10 percent) of that total will go toward water and
  • 16 Sep 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The third stage of the Metropolitan Drinking Water Line, which will add 3 cubic meters per second to the water supply for municipalities in the areas just outside of Mexico City, has received clearance from Mexico’s Environment
  • 10 Sep 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico In the last two weeks the director of Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua), Roberto Ramirez de la Parra, has met with representatives from three different countries and signed agreements to jointly address a variety of water
  • 4 Sep 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) is issuing 21 tenders this week for water projects in the eastern zone of the Valley of Mexico. Designed in parallel with the New International Airport of Mexico City (NAIMC), the primary
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Members of the Yaqui indigenous community in Mexico's northern Sonora state have gathered 15,000 signatures for a petition opposing construction of the controversial Independencia Aqueduct. International human rights group
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico City’s water authority, Sacmex, has issued an international tender for the purchase of 27,835 water meters that will be installed throughout the city later this year. Currently, 1.4 million meters are installed in the capital,
  • 29 Jul 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico It will take some $430 million USD to address leakages in the Mexican capital’s potable water network, Ramón Aguirre Díaz, the head of Mexico City’s Water System (SACMEX), said last week. Aguirre Díaz told a press conference that

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