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  • 3 Feb 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Bolivia’s Ministry of Environment and Water last week reassured residents of the capital, La Paz, that its water supply is safe for human consumption. The ministry cited new results from the Bolivian Institute of Metrology (IBMETRO),
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Some 30 municipalities across the central Bolivian departments of Oruro, Santa Cruz and La Paz have declared drought emergencies, according to the Andean nation’s Civil Defense Ministry. According to Deputy Minister Óscar Cabrera, 16 of
  • 12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian government has pledged to continue investing in infrastructure projects that will improve potable water supply in the drought-stricken southeastern department of Tarija. According to Bolivia’s environment and water minister,
  • 3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian Senate is once again considering the proposed Wetlands Protection Law, which aims to preserve high-altitude wetlands, which are under threat from glacier retreat, climate change and human activities such as mining. The law
  • The governments of Bolivia, Chile and Peru have agreed to cooperate on management of Andean glaciers and water resources and projects mitigate the effects of climate change.
  • Under Bolivia’s new “Water for Life” law, factories and other industrial premises and oil and mining developments located near rivers or other water reserves will be required to start operating treatment plants, according to Minister of Environment and Water Felipe Quispe.
  • 19 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ The Bolivian government announced on June 16 that it was renegotiating the contract with India’s Jindal Steel & Power Limited for the Mutun Mine project. The mining project, located on the border with Brazil, boasts one of the
  • 10 May 2012- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ The government of La Paz, Bolivia, has created a new water company, the Public Departmental Strategic Water Company of La Paz (EDALP), to serve the largest urban areas in the country, La Paz and El Alto. The government of Bolivia is
  • 2 May 2012- 21:35 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Steel Guru Full Story- Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation announced last week that they had sponsored a joint study on underground water used in the mining process by Sumitomo Corporation's wholly owned
  • 2 Feb 2011- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ  A councilor for the Bolivian municipality of Colcha K, Juan Llave Cazas, said mining companies in Chile’s Region IV appear to be extracting groundwater from Bolivia. El Potosí newspaper quoted Llave as saying the companies are extracting
  • 25 Aug 2010- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ [J olivia's Environment and Water Ministry (MMAyA) announced in a press release that it is investing $133.4 million USD to carry out 200 water, sanitation, irrigation and watershed protection programs during the current governmental
  • 20 Jul 2010- 20:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations Pablo Solon earlier this month asked the UN to declare access to potable water a human right. Solon sent his request via a letter that also reminded the organization that a draft was being
  • 7 Apr 2010- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Bolivian President Evo Morales promised to spend $20 million USD to fund potable water and sanitation works in Santa Cruz department's populous Plan Tres Mil district. Morales said the government did not have the money at present,
  • 24 Mar 2010- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ B olivian President Evo Morales said the state will gradually take over basic services such as water utilities. State news agency ABI quoted Morales as saying this was necessary as access to these services is a human right, and the
  • 9 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOLIVIA, LA PAZ Bolivia will expand potable water supply, irrigation and hydropower with a $106 million USD Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) loan for the Misicuni Multiple Project. The increased water supply will help meet domestic and agricultural

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