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14 Oct 2020 SANTIAGO, Chile
The world's second largest lithium producer, SQM in Chile, has announced new sustainable development plans including commitmet to the environment and sustainability of operations throughout its supply chain. Lithium production is water-use intensive and presents toxic risk to local communities and ecosystems...
15 Jan 2014 RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico
Ricardo Aguirre Gutiérrez, mayor of the Mexican city of Ramos Arizpe, has announced that the city will dissolve the public-private water utility Aguas de Ramos Arizpe (Agra) after just one year of operation.He said he would return management of the city's water to the municipal administration, in keeping with the promises he made during his mayoral campaign...
4 Oct 2013 RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico
Ramos Arizpe Mayor Ricardo Aguirre is trying to end the city’s contract with its new public-private water utility, Aguas de Ramos Arizpe (Agra), due to excessive charges for water services, according to Coahuila State Water and Sanitation (CEAS) Director Juan Carlos Ayup.Just a few days after the company started operations there were hundreds of complaints against it, Vanguardia newspaper reported...
12 Sep 2013 RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico
Ricardo Arizpe Aguirre, mayor of Ramos Arizpe in Mexico’s Coahuila state, said last week that the city will end its contract with its public-private water utility, Agra.The announcement came following revelations of financial irregularities at the utility.The Saltillo Water Users Association (AUAS) said earlier this month that Agra is unnecessarily paying twice for technical assistance...
18 Jul 2012 Mexico, RAMOS ARIZPE
Faced with severe water shortages, the city of Ramos Arizpe last week approved a proposal to turn water and sewage utility SAPARA into a mixed private-public company. It will work with another pubic-private venture, Aguas de Saltillo (Agsal), to accomplish this. A majority of the city council approved the creation of Aguas de Ramos Arizpe under a program similar to the one used to create Agsal, Vanguardia newspaper reported...
13 Jul 2012 Mexico, SALTILLO
Coahuila State Governor Rubén Moreira Valdez this month announced a new state water treatment plan worth $60.9 million USD that will involve the three levels of government and possibly the private sector. Secretary of Urban Management Oscar Pimentel Gonzalez said $33.4 million USD will go towards treatment plants and pipe projects, which will allow the state to market treated water...