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1 Nov 2018 LONDON, United Kingdom
OOSKAnews Talks - Andre Fourie, Global Director, Water, Anheuser-Busch Inbev: Accelerating Water Security In High Risk Watersheds
Andre Fourie is Global Director, Water Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), the world's largest brewer. He leads the company’s work on water stewardship such as investing in watershed protection in high-stress areas. ABI’s portfolio comprises over 500 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois, and numerous multi-country brands...
19 Aug 2018 DURHAM, United States
A dramatic increase in fracking's water footprint in the United States from 2011 to 2016 indicates that future hydraulic fracturing practices will require far more water than previously estimated. A new report from Duke University has found that the water use per fracking well increased up to 770 Percent over the period and, importantly, that the toxic wastewater produced in the first year of a well's production jumped to 1440 Percent...
29 May 2018 Sao Paulo, Brazil
China Gezhouba Group Co (CGGC) announced May 29 that its subsidiary in Brazil has purchased a 100 percent stake of a water supply company in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a latest move to improve the Chinese state-owned construction giant's presence in South America. (Xinhua)The acquisition has also enabled the subsidiary to have the operational rights of the water supply program, known as Sistema Produtor Sao Lourenco, in the country’s most populous city...
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.
7 Nov 2017 PUERTO VARAS
The Santa Cruz River is born from the pureness of three glaciers in the Andes and flows unimpeded for 385 kilometers (240 miles) before merging with the Atlantic Ocean. But this magnificent turquoise river is under threat from two large-scale hydroelectric projects. And like so many other environmental conflicts, a small cadre of environmental and citizen organizations have mobilized to defend the river from the Argentinian government, three construction companies (two Argentinian and one Chinese), and the financing body, the Commercial Bank of China...
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...
17 May 2017 SAN JUAN
Barrick Gold could have prevented the third spill of cyanide solution in 18 months at its Veladero mine in Argentina had it replaced pipes as ordered by local authorities earlier, according to Judge Pablo Oritja. The Canadian gold miner missed deadlines on three orders from San Juan province authorities, where Veladero is located, including replacing the pipes that decoupled in March.
25 Jan 2017 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina's flood-threatened soybean hopes received a triple downgrade, with the country's farm ministry and two grains exchanges cutting sowing estimates – but not as deeply as some other commentators have done.
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...
9 Aug 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
US Federal Appeals Court Blocks Enforcement of $9.5 Billion Ecuadorian Pollution Judgement Against Chevron
A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region.The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court ruling, which found that the multi-billion-dollar judgement was obtained through bribery and fraud...
29 Jul 2016 QUITO, Ecuador
Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court.Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa Latina reported.The plaitiffs have asked Canada to uphold a $9.5 billion USD fine against Chevron, issued in 2011 by Ecuador’s Provincial Court of Sucumbios...
18 Jul 2016 WASHINGTON, DC
Between April – June 30, 2016, the World Bank Group debarred four companies and one individual involved in sanctionable misconduct relating to projects in Mongolia, Vietnam, Argentina, Peru and Kenya. In Kenya, Minimix Agencies (Minimix) was debarred for three years for fraudulent practice under the Kenya Water and Sanitation Service Improvement Project...