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13 Aug 2020 ASUNCION
More than a hundred barges with 115,000 tonnes of Paraguayan grains began to sail to ports in the region on Tuesday, thanks to a discharge of water from the Itaipu and Yacyreta dams that raised the height of the Parana River, the government said. The Parana is the region's key commodities superhighway used to send soy and other farm products to export hubs...
18 May 2020 FOZ DO IGUACU
The world's largest operational hydroelectric dam, Itaipu Plant announced that starting next Monday, May 18, it will open its spillway to help Paraguay and Argentina, which are suffering from a drought and hence having problems transporting their grain harvest.
23 Oct 2019 LONDON
UK Export Finance, the government’s foreign credit agency, promised in 2017 to offer loans totalling £1bn to help UK companies export their expertise in “infrastructure, green energy and healthcare” to invest in Argentina’s economy. Instead official records, released through a freedom of information request, have revealed the government’s plan to prioritize support for major oil companies, including Shell and BP, which are fracking in Argentina’s vast Vaca Muerta shale heartlands.
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...
21 Jan 2019 BRASILIA, Brazil
The world’s biggest steelmaker is to build a seawater desalination plant in Eastern Brazil to safeguard steel production which has been hit by water shortages in recent years, attributed by the company to climate change.Indian multinational steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal SA will invest about $13...
2 Jan 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
At the November 29 event in Geneva celebrating forty years of the Genevois Aquifer Agreement, OOSKAnews caught up with international delegate Luiz Amore, former Head of Foreign Affairs of the National Water Agency (ANA) of Brazil. Amore offers the following overview of the Swiss-French success from his perspective for our readers, observing the opportunity to draw on this experience in tackling supply challenges as well as the general management of the Guarani Aquifer in Latin America:"For context, the Genevois Aquifer encompasses 50 square kilometers and involves governing bodies from two countries; while the Guarani Aquifer is over 1...
29 May 2018 Sao Paulo, Brazil
China Gezhouba Group Co (CGGC) announced May 29 that its subsidiary in Brazil has purchased a 100 percent stake of a water supply company in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a latest move to improve the Chinese state-owned construction giant's presence in South America. (Xinhua)The acquisition has also enabled the subsidiary to have the operational rights of the water supply program, known as Sistema Produtor Sao Lourenco, in the country’s most populous city...
14 Feb 2018 BRUSSELS
Major transnational conglomerates are lobbying governments in Latin America to achieve the privatisation of the second bigger aquifer system in the world. The lobbying in South America concerns the Guarani Aquifer located underneath Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. A consortium of companies that includes a number of European behemoths is looking for a 100-year concession...
5 Sep 2017 BUENOS AIRES
The Argentinean government launched a call to private companies from all over the world to take part alongside the state in 38 water projects for almost US$ 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...
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...
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...
15 Jul 2016 BUENOS AIRES
As an introduction to today''s "saucepan-banging" protest against the drastic rise in power and gas tariffs, a Buenos Aires court now ruled a suspension also of the hike in the water bill.