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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.
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...
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)...
15 Jan 2014 BUENOS AIRES
A three-week drought that parched Argentina’s Pampas farm belt in December is quietly wilting this year’s corn crop estimates for the South American grains powerhouse and will likely nudge world food prices higher. Local traders and analysts have cut their harvest estimates for this season to the 18 million to 25 million tonne range, way under the prediction offered by the farm minister just a month ago of more than 32 million tonnes...
8 Jan 2014 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Argentina and Uruguay are recovering from a serious heat wave that has caused water shortages and knocked out power for thousands of people. Temperatures have reached highs of over 38 degrees Celsius.At least seven people have died as a result of the heat in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Angry citizens took to the streets to call for action after some of them were forced to go without water from their usual sources for as long as two weeks and to do without air conditioning due to power cuts...
6 Jan 2014 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Rivers in Latin America are among the most polluted in the world, according to a World Bank expert.Spanish daily El Pais last week quoted World Bank Water and Sanitation Specialist Carmen Yee-Batista as saying some 70 percent of wastewater in Latin America is discharged into rivers or other water sources untreated, creating serious public health and environmental problems...
5 Dec 2013 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina’s Planning Minister Julio De Vido is flying to Russia and China to seek investors for 14 infrastructure projects to be auctioned next year for a total of $17 billion, two people with knowledge of the situation said. De Vido, accompanied by his energy staff, was expected to arrive in Moscow late yesterday and travel next week to Beijing where he could be joined by Economy Ministry Axel Kicillof, the first person said, who asked not to be named because he is not an official spokesman...
30 Oct 2013 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina has made public its first retaliation against Uruguay over the Botnia/UPM pulp mill controversy and has banned Argentine exports from being trucked to Montevideo for shipment overseas. The resolution was published Tuesday in the Official Gazette and invokes maritime transport agreements in the framework of Mercosur...
15 Oct 2013 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
The government of Argentina will pay $500 million USD to five companies to settle cases pending at the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).Two of the five companies that will receive payments in the pending cases work in the water and sanitation sector: Houston-based Azurix Corp...
1 Oct 2013 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply Antonio Andrade called for sustainable use of water in the farming industry during the opening ceremony of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last week."Water preservation is a major concern for us who work in agriculture,” Andrade said...