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  • 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
  • 9 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO c hile's Supreme Court at the end of November ruled unanimously in favor of granting a water flow of 9 liters per second to the communities of Chusmiza and Usmagama. The case before the court pitted the two Aymara communities from
  • 9 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO Anew study conducted by Chile's Universidad Austral determined that natural forest cover retains rainwater, helping groundwater levels stay even and maintaining river and stream flows during dry seasons. The seven-year study focused
  • 2 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO Chile will need 45 percent more water, or 540 million cubic meters, to increase mining operations according to plans by 2020, according to a November 17 Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) report. The increased water is needed to
  • 20 Oct 2009- 23:47 by Local Press Report CHILE, SANTIAGO International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly Iron and steel producer CAP plans to invest $140 million USD to build a desalination plant in Punta Totoralillo, the company said earlier this month. The plant is to provide water for the
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO T he water level of Lautara reservoir in the Atacoma region is down by nearly 50 percent, according to a National Water Directorate (DGA) report released at the end of September. The reservoir, which provides drinking water and mining and
  • 7 Oct 2009- 16:02 by Local Press Report CHILE, SANTIAGO Santiago Times (Chile) Canadian gold mining company Kinross said it will invest $1 billion USD to expand mining projects in Chile's Region III (Atacama), including expanding the existing gold mine, Maricunga, and developing a new project,
  • 9 Sep 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO c hile's public works ministry (MOP) will award $4 billion USD in infrastructure projects by the end of 2011, according to Public Works Minister Sergio Bitar. Some $1 billion USD is to be awarded by the end of 2009, another $1
  • 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
  • 2 Sep 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO The $113 million USD Mapocho Urbano Limpio (Mapocho River Cleanup) Project is 80 percent complete, according to Chilean Public Works Minister Sergio Bitar. Bitar had inspected the sewer line under construction in the area. Government
  • 24 Jun 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO Chile's Free Competition Court (TDLC) has given two energy companies, Endesa and Colbun, the go-ahead to acquire new water rights in Region XI, an area in Patagonia. The decision is expected to boost the companies' plans to
  • 27 May 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO A Chilean court has directed a leading water utility to pay over $4.37 million USD in fines to a group that sued the company over foul odors coming from its La Farfana wastewater treatment plant in the western area of Santiago. The court
  • 27 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt T he Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said it will work to accelerate implementation of joint projects in other Nile Basin countries, particularly in Sudan and Uganda. "We have agreed with the Southern Sudanese
  • 24 Mar 2009- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO Chilean authorities are considering implementing tax breaks and financing projects to promote initiatives that address the effects of climate change on hydrological resources. The public works ministry (MOP) is working with a number of

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