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  • 29 May 2018- 15:33 by OOSKAnews Info Sao Paulo, Brazil China Gezhouba Group Co (CGGC) announced May 29 that its subsidiary in Brazil has purchased a 100 percent stake of a water supply company in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a latest move to improve the Chinese state-owned construction giant's
  • 5 Oct 2017- 11:05 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Phys.org Brazilian and American scientists are attempting to determine emerging contaminants in the environment based on the comparison of water and sewage treatment systems in each country. They are collecting samples from a wide variety of sources
  • 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
  • 26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The Brazilian government on April 22nd suspended the environmental license for the 6.1-gigawatt, $8.3 billion USD São Luiz do Tapajós hydropower dam on the Tapajós River, due to its potential negative impacts on the indigenous
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 23 Nov 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Christian Science Monitor Once considered “the Saudi Arabia of Water,” Brazil is now nearly deplete of it. As drought continues to scorch Southeastern Brazil to unprecedented degrees, San Paolo’s primary water reservoir, the Cantareira, has been
  • 29 Oct 2015- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GREENBELT, MD, United States Southeastern Brazil, which is currently in the grips of its worst drought in 35 years, has lost an average of 15 trillion gallons of water per year from 2012 to 2015, according to a new study from the US National Aeronautics
  • 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.
  • 16 Jun 2015- 09:51 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Bloomberg After drought pushed Sao Paulo to the verge of severe water rationing, late summer rains gave the state-run utility Sabesp, Brazil’s biggest water provider, a second chance to fix infrastructure that city officials blamed for the crisis.
  • 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
  • 6 Apr 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The drought in southeastern Brazil could last for another three decades, according to one meteorologist. Paulo Ethichury, a partner-director of consulting firm Somar Meteorology, told Spanish news outlet EFE this week that “the current

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