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  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining giant BHP Billiton, operator of the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, in Chile was charged 31 July with exceeding water extraction thresholds over the past 15 years. “The company, despite committing to reduce its extraction
  • 5 May 2020- 09:41 by Staff- Water Diplomat TASHKENT, Uzbekistan More than 90,000 people have been evacuated in eastern Uzbekistan and in the south of neighbouring Kazakhstan after a 1 May breach in the Sardoba Dam on the Syr Darya river basin in Uzbekistan following heavy rainfall and high winds.
  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, announced 4 February that it has reconsidered plans to continue water extractions from the vulnerable Atacama salt flats in Chile, and advance deployment of desalination technology. While rich
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:11 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Journal A bill seeking to declare water produced from seawater desalination plants a public good has begun to be read in Chile. If passed, the bill, introduced into the Senate in January 2018, would allow the distribution of such water to be
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE QLD, Australia The Sustainable Minerals Institute Center of Excellence (SMI-ICI) of the University of Queensland and TRENDS Industrial have reached an agreement for collaboration on an integrated desalination supply system for use in Chile’s
  • 25 Jul 2019- 08:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO AFP From the sky, the glistening emerald ponds of northern Chile are almost beautiful, but closer to the ground they harbor an ugly and dangerous secret: the reservoirs, filled with toxic waste from the country's mining industry, are ticking
  • 9 Jun 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has launched its Third Environmental Performance Report (EPR) for Kazakhstan, assessing the country’s achievements in strengthening its environmental policy since 2008 and
  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining News Agency Antofagasta needs access to water for the future development of its Zaldivar copper deposit, which is near BHP`s Escondida mine, the world`s largest copper mine. Zaldivar`s size, however, does not justify investing in its own
  • 9 Jan 2019- 07:43 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile SQM, the world’s second largest producers of lithium, is to reduce excessive water extraction from Chile’s Atacama salt flats after a government crackdown. After approval of a $25 Million USD compliance plan by Chile's environmental regulator
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK board of Antofagasta Mining has approved a $1.3 Billion USD expansion for its Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile which has historically attracted controversy related to water use / stewardship. The company is planning to
  • 2 Oct 2018- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile A Chilean government commission approved September 28 an environmental impact study into the ENAPAC (Energías y Aguas del Pacífico) project which is slated to become one of the most advanced solar desalination projects in the world, with a
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 2 Jul 2018- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazahkstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev last week ratified an agreement between Kazahkstan and China on cooperation in construction of a landslide prevention dam on the cross-border Khorgos River.  An initial construction agreement
  • 2 Jul 2018- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Delegates from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan discussed water sharing in the Chu and Talas River Basins at a June 27 conference in Taraz which was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first protocol on water sharing of the Talas River
  • 9 Jun 2018- 12:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions of the UAE last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on development of a massive solar powered desalination project for the Atacama region in Chile. Upon

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