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  • 9 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, BRASILIA The Brazilian National Water Agency in late November launched a "Situation Room" that will serve as an excellence center for monitoring operations of National Hydro Meteorological Net. The center will provide current and
  • 18 Nov 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, SAO PAULO The governor of Sao Paulo has signed a $100 million USD loan agreement between the water utility for Sao Paulo, Sabesp, and the World Bank's International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Sabesp will provide another $25
  • 18 Nov 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV, Brazil Ynetnews.com (Israel) Brazil has sought help from Israel to find technological innovations for conserving and recycling water as Rio de Janeiro prepares for the 2016 Olympics. A delegation of senior Brazilian officials, including 10
  • 16 Nov 2009- 13:48 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV, Israel Ynetnews.com (Israel) Brazil has sought help from Israel to find technological innovations for conserving and recycling water as Rio de Janeiro prepares for the 2016 Olympics. A delegation of senior Brazilian officials, including 10
  • 11 Nov 2009- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, BRASILIA The Brazilian Environment Ministry in late October inaugurated the fifth water demonstration unit as part of its potable water program. The unit is located in the countryside of Paraiba state, in the northeast, a region that suffers
  • 20 Oct 2009- 23:47 by Local Press Report Brazil, BRASILIA Brazzil Magazine (Brazil) An independent review by 40 Brazilian experts found that building the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Project on the Xingu River could have serious environmental consequences. The panel of experts, who includes scientists
  • 14 Oct 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, PETROPOLIS Brazil's Environmental Institute (OIA) is taking an old Chinese sewage waste treatment process, biodigester technology, and using it to improve sanitation while providing a cheap energy source. "The Chinese were already
  • 12 Oct 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda The New Vision (Uganda) The parliament gave approval for the government to borrow some $52 million USD from the African Development Bank for the Kampala Sanitation Program. The funds will be used to rehabilitate and extend the 135-kilometer
  • 30 Sep 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, CAMPINAS The biggest underground water reservoir in South America, Guarani Aquifer, is threatened by pesticides used in agricultural activities. That's the conclusion of a study released earlier this month by the University of Campinas
  • 30 Sep 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, SAO PAULO Brazil currently has 3.5 million hectares of irrigated farmland but could bring that number up to some 30 million hectares, according to Mauricio Carvalho, head of the Conservation Agriculture Division at the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • 23 Sep 2009- 16:02 by Local Press Report Brazil, VITORIA SteelGuru (India) Ferrous Resources Limited subsidiary Viga Mineracao has obtained permits for water to develop its Viga Mine and its planned slurry pipeline from the mine in Minas Gerais state to the company's port development in
  • 7 Sep 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda The New Vision (Uganda) The government will construct water supply and sanitation systems in 17 districts using a $26.4 million USD grant from Austria and the European Union. Seventy-five of the towns who applied for water and sanitation
  • 12 Aug 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, SAO PAULO The state water utility company for Sao Paulo, Sabesp, recently announced sanitation projects worth more than $100 million USD in the Baixada Santista metropolitan area, located approximately 40 kilometers from Sao Paulo city. The
  • 28 Jul 2009- 20:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, SAO PAULO Sao Paulo state earlier this month passed new legislation aimed at preserving the water production capacity at Billings Dam, the largest water reservoir in Greater Sao Paulo. The new law creates a spring protection area around the dam
  • 21 Jul 2009- 20:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brazil, SAO PAULO The World Bank's Board of Directors on July 9 approved a $104 million USD loan for Brazil's Integrated Water Management Project in metropolitan Sao Paulo. The project is part of the Mananciais Horizontal Adaptable Program

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