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19 Jun 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
"Water Diplomacy Talks" - Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace; "We Are All Water Diplomats"!
Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHLPWP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace was launched in 2015 with the task of developing a set of proposals aimed at strengthening the global framework to prevent and resolve water-related conflicts, facilitating the use of water as an important factor of building peace and enhancing the relevance of water issues in national and global policy making...
31 Jan 2018 BUENOS AIRES
A Loan Agreement was signed today between the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development whereby the Fund will provide a Loan of KD 15,000,000 (equivalent to about US$ 51 million) for the financing of the La Plata Water Supply Project. The Project aims at supporting the socio-economic development in Buenos Aires Province, by improving the potable water quality and providing adequate quantities of water supply to the residences within the Project area until the year 2040.
5 Sep 2017 BUENOS AIRES
The Argentinean government launched a call to private companies from all over the world to take part alongside the state in 38 water projects for almost US$ 9.5 billion. The call includes works of drinking water, sanitation, dam and irrigation aimed to reach 100 percent coverage in drinking water and 75% in sanitation services...
13 Feb 2017 BUENOS AIRES
Is it possible to spend 5.2 billion dollars to clean up a river which is just 64-km-long and get practically no results? Argentina is showing that it is.
12 Oct 2016 BUENOS AIRES
In an effort to eradicate the spread of massive outbreaks of dengue, zika and chikungunya in joint operations with UNICEF, the pan-American Health Organization, Argentina launched weeks of action against Mosquitos on Thursday in Buenos Aires.
10 Oct 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Residents of the town of Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, stepped up protests last week after Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced it was resuming operations at the nearby Veladero mine.Members of the Jáchal No Se Toca (“You Don’t Touch Jáchal”) movement took over the local town hall on October 5th...
21 Sep 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate accord into force this year.The outgoing Secretary-General, who will step down at the end of 2016 after 10 years in the position, also called for an end to the “madness” of the Israel-Palestine conflict...
20 Sep 2016 TORONTO, Canada
The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada.Approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians are trying to collect on a $9.5 billion USD award — one of the largest ever to arise out of environmental destruction — they won against Chevron in Ecuador...
19 Sep 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
The government of Argentina’s San Juan province has temporarily suspended operations at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in the wake of a new spill at the site.A pipe carrying process solution -- which includes cyanide -- was damaged by a large block of ice that rolled down from the heap leach valley slope on September 8th...
11 Mar 2016 TORONTO, ON, Canada
With Nine Employees Under Investigation for Environmental Crimes in Argentina, Barrick Gold Says No Health Risk From Cyanide Spill
Canadian mining giant Barick Gold this week responded to Argentinian media reports that nine of its employees had been “processed” last week as part of a criminal investigation into the cyanide spill at its Veladero mine in San Juan province last September.In a statement issued on March 10th, Barrick noted that the nine were under investigation “as suspects of a potential crime in connection with an unauthorized release of processing solution” at the mine...
16 Feb 2016 PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil
Brazil’s southern Rio Grande do Sul state has suspended use of the larvicide pyriproxyfen -- which is added to water to kill the mosquitoes that carry Zika virus -- amid reports that it could be the chemical itself, and not the mosquito-borne illness, that is behind the high number of cases of microcephaly among newborns in the country...
27 Oct 2015 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Several people were injured and dozens more were arrested late last week during protests against Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province.Violence broke out between protesters and police on October 23rd, after a court ordered local residents and environmental activists to end their blockade of an access road to the mine, Spanish news agency EFE reported...