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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,
  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The News The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) says the provision of safe drinking water to citizens is a human right issue that needs attention by all stakeholders in the country.Charles B. Allen said unless clean
  • 15 Jan 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Front Page Africa Delegates from Europe, America and Africa working in the WASH sector are holding a two day strategy WASH intervention meeting in Liberia. The meeting, according to a newsletter is intended to prepare and support organizations in
  • 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
  • 12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The Informer A week-long integrity training for stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector--said to be rocked by rampant corruption--kicked off in Monrovia last week, bringing together about 30 participants from Gambia, Liberia
  • Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf this week warned the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel that worldwide economic losses due to lack of proper water and sanitation total some $260 billion USD every year.
  • 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
  • 12 Dec 2011- 14:42 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Liberia Government The Liberian government has lifted customs duties on items exclusively used by the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation for its operations, including diesel fuel for water treatment plants; rotable and consumable spares to be

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