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  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica’s National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has received five environmental viability requests from companies that want permission to implement desalination projects, according to the Ministry of Environment
  • 11 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Thousands of residents of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province are being supplied with water that is unfit for human consumption, according to Elizabeth Fallas, who oversees community water systems for Costa Rica’s Institute of
  • 29 Jul 2015- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Four of Costa Rica’s former presidents have called on the country’s Legislative Assembly to approve a new law on water resources management. In a videotaped address circulated online, Luis Alberto Monge, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Abel
  • 20 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The government of Costa Rica last week approved a plan to invest $28.2 million USD to address the effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon, which led to a regional drought in 2014. The funds will be provided through the National
  • 13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Turrialba, Jiménez, Alvarado, Oreamuno and Cartago cantons in Costa Rica remained on yellow alert this week in the wake of the Turrialba Volcano’s recent eruption. Last week, ash clouds resulting from the volcano’s biggest
  • 18 Sep 2014- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Central America is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, and countries there need a comprehensive strategy to mitigate its on diverse sectors, said Rocío Córdoba, regional coordinator of Livelihoods and
  • 31 Jul 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Ongoing drought conditions in Costa Rica are affecting water supply, agriculture, and now the construction sector. Twenty-seven of the country’s cantons have rejected construction permits due to water supply issues, according to
  • 29 May 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Latin America must change its agricultural model, as the region cannot continue production with such high environmental costs, Víctor Villalobos, director general of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
  • 3 Apr 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly this week passed a bill that will make general access to water a fundamental right. The Water Resources Management Bill was brought to the legislative body through a popular initiative that collected
  • 17 Mar 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica On March 13 more than 23 community groups from across Costa Rica, as well as environmental organizations, students, and NGOs, held a demonstration in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, to demand water as a human right and protest
  • 31 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Environment Ministry last week extended the state of emergency in the Corrientes River basin in Loreto Department for another 90 days. The state of emergency was first declared in September 2013. The Health Ministry has found heavy
  • 17 Jan 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Candidates in Costa Rica's February 2nd elections are emphasizing the importance of water in their campaigns. All five leading parties agree on the necessity of strengthening laws to guarantee proper water management and
  • 20 Dec 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly convened an extraordinary session on December 11 to discuss revisions to the country's proposed new water law. Ultimately, the revisions were withdrawn following a particularly contentious
  • 4 Nov 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The various stakeholders providing input on Costa Rica’s proposed new water resources law-- including universities, non-governmental organizations, chambers of commerce, and the government-- have reached “90 percent consensus” on it,
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report SAN JOSE Inside Costa Rica Some 14 water systems across the country that are contaminated with arsenic in concentrations exceeding those allowed for human consumption will have to wait until December for a permanent fix. Four companies submitted bids on

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