Terms searched: Nicaragua
6 Jun 2020 Rome, Italy
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has agreed on $700 Million USD for projects and programmes to help developing countries keep advancing urgent environmental priorities through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The new and expanded programming, announced 3 June by the Facility’s governing body, will help developing countries protect marine biodiversity, fight wildlife trafficking, tackle dangerous uses of mercury, and fortify defenses against climate change in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, in basic services such as drinking water, and other areas...
21 Mar 2018 MANAGUA
Acciona Agua was chosen by Nicaragua's state water and sewage utility ENACAL to build drinking water treatment plants in the cities of Rivas and El Rama. The contract to build these water treatment plants is worth $22.4m. Financing for these projects is provided by European Investment Bank.
7 Nov 2017 BONN, Germany
COP23 Underway, Syria Signs Up, Fiji Presidency, Water Action Day, Calls for Investment in Climate Adaptation, COPS and Robbers, More…
COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US IsolatedAction Day for WaterWorld Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and MaintenanceOil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse AgainSyria's "In"Syria has announced 7 November that it will sign the Paris climate accord. The move, which comes on the heels of Nicaragua signing the accord last month, leaves the United States of America as the only country that has rejected the global pact (more to follow from OOSKAnews)...
1 Jul 2016 ROME, Italy
The international community must take urgent action to build resilience to ensure food security and restore livelihoods in drought-stricken regions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, senior United Nations officials said this week.“We need to a focus on resilience, inclusive sustainable development, and climate change adaptation,” José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told a high-level meeting at FAO headquarters in Rome on the situation in Central America’s Dry Corridor...
8 Jun 2016 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), this week provided $11 million USD to assist the World Food Program’s (WFP) emergency drought operation in Haiti.The funds will be offered as direct cash transfers to assist about 170,000 Haitians who are in greatest need for three months, the WFP said...
31 May 2016 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is providing $15.5 million USD to help Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba cope with ongoing drought.The funds, which include $13.6 million USD for Haiti, $1.2 million USD for the Dominican Republic and nearly $667,000 USD for Cuba, will be used to facilitate access to food and water and to protect livelihoods for more than 429,000 people...
27 May 2016 MANAGUA
Scientists have warned that a controversial proposal to construct an inter-oceanic canal through Nicaragua is founded on incomplete knowledge of its environmental feasibility. In fact, many social and ecological processes and current events will likely undermine the project’s success.
6 May 2016 BOSTON, MA, United States
The El Niño weather phenomenon is affecting at least 7 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, who are facing floods and water and food shortages, relief group Oxfam said this week.Some 3.5 million people in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador do not have enough to eat due to ongoing drought, which has harmed several crop cycles, the agency said...
3 May 2016 BILWI
WaterAid and its partner AMEC (Aerobombas de Macate, meaning ‘Windpumps and Ropepumps’) have set up a practical scheme training students to become skilled young entrepreneurs in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). To tackle its water crisis, Bilwi needs trained plumbers, masons and engineers to keep water and sanitation services running.
19 Apr 2016 MANAGUA, Nicaragua
Residents of central and southeastern Nicaragua must conserve water, the head of the Nicaraguan Aqueduct and Sewer Company (ENACAL) warned last week.ENACAL Executive President Erving Barreda said people in the affected regions should "avoid washing vehicles, sidewalks and streets for 15 days."The country has been facing serious drought since last year...
15 Apr 2016 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén on April 14th took the historicall unprecedented step of declaring a national state of emergency due to water shortages.The declaration comes as the country is grappling with ongoing drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon and the effects of climate change...
3 Feb 2016 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
Honduras’ National Autonomous Service of Aqueducts and Sewerage (SANAA) announced this week that it will begin rationing water in the capital, Tegucigalpa, as part of its measures to deal with ongoing drought.Prensa Latina quoted Carlos Hernández, SANAA’s director in Tegucigalpa, as saying the city’s water treatment plants are currently producing only 2,000 liters of water per second, rather than the usual 3,300 liters...