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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.
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...
7 Dec 2015 BUENOS AIRES
One of the greatest current fracking threats in South America is located in the Entre Ríos region of Argentina and the neighboring area of Uruguay in the Paraná Chaco, where the extraction of shale oil and shale gas is planned. According to Roberto Orchandio, an engineer and former oil industry employee in the United States and Argentina, contaminated water poses a serious danger.
18 May 2015 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina will receive a $200 million USD loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to fund a programme to improve living conditions for families dwelling in irregular settlements, such as shanty towns and campsites.The work is part of the Neighborhood Upgrading Program, which has been designed to legalise land ownership, provide basic infrastructure and support community development, thereby helping some 250,000 families.
26 Nov 2014 EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom
The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Lilian Del Castillo-Laborde, a Professor of International Law at the University of Buenos Aires Law School in Argentina and Vice-President at the IWRA...
24 Nov 2014 PUEBLA, Mexico
At least 140 of the 200 water treatment plants located in Mexico's Puebla state are not operational, and this has contributed to an increase in river pollution in the area, according to Germán Sierra Sánchez, a representative of the National Water Commission (Conagua).The problem at the facilities is largely due the fact that the plant owners failed to test them ahead of time, and because of the high cost of maintenance, Sierra told participants at a workshop earlier this month on Operation, Maintenance and Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plants...
1 Jul 2014 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Over 360,000 people have been evacuated due to floods along the border region of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, according to local reports.A week of intense rainfall in the region has caused major trans-boundary rivers in the area to overflow, including the Paraguay and the Parana.In Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, the Uruguay River has reportedly reached its highest water levels in 30 years...
27 Mar 2014 BUENOS AIRES
Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed on Wednesday a loan agreement with Argentina by which the former would give the latter a $51 million USD loan to finance the construction of the Reconquista aqueduct in the central Santa Fe province in the South American country. The aqueduct project will provide Reconquista residents of at least six villages and surrounding residential complexes with high quality fresh water, said a press statement by KFAED, noting that the loan agreement was signed in the capital city of Buenos Aires...
17 Mar 2014 BUENOS AIRES
In the latest success for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, authorities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have suspended a proposed $170m water treatment plant deal with Israeli state water firm, Mekorot. The decision comes after a recent campaign by local trade unions and human rights groups which connected Mekorot’s role in the Israeli theft of Palestinian water resources, with evidence that the project did not meet Argentine standards and necessities, reports the Alternative Information Center (AIC)...