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27 Dec 2019 SANTIAGO
“Water, water, water, is a right, not a business, not a privilege”. Used as a rallying cry during protests, this chant rang out as an underlying current throughout an alternative climate conference held in Santiago, Chile from December 2-11, 2019. Chile is the only country in the world with a privatized water system, and uneven water access has been one of the most critical issues fueling the country’s on-going social uprising.
22 Jun 2016 HAVANA, Cuba
The European Commission has provided over $113,000 USD to the Cuban Red Cross to assist drought-affected families in eastern Cuba.The funds will be used to provide equipment to store and transport safe water for some 10,000 people in Santiago de Cuba province.The Red Cross will also distribute materials to treat water in drought-affected areas, and carry out programs to promote hygiene and proper handling of water...
25 Sep 2015 SANTIAGO
In the last 15 years, Latin America and the Caribbean have met several key targets included in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); however, as the world is setting out on a new challenge, meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -– the roadmap from here to 2030 –- the region must make a bigger effort to fight, for example, maternal mortality and teen pregnancy, two of its biggest failures with regard to the MDGs, partly due to a patriarchal, sexist culture.
29 Apr 2015 PANAMA CITY, Panama
The Panamanian government last week approved the transfer of $100 million USD to national water and sanitation utility IDAAN’s to support contingency water programs in the drought-stricken Central American country.The funds from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will be used for construction of water projects, rehabilitation of wells and purchase of new pumps and other equipment...
16 Dec 2014 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
The Water and Sewerage Corporation of Santiago (CORAASAN) has launched a $25 million USD Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)-funded project to improve water and sanitation services in the city of Santiago.IADB representative Flora Montealegre Painter said the project, which was approved two years ago, will increase water and sanitation coverage and improve operations of the water company, addressing what she referred to as the “challenges of CORAASAN...
13 Nov 2014 PRAIA
The Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) government will spend US$200 million on building desalination plants for sea water each with a capacity to produce up to 20,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day, the government said in a statement. The Project for Development of the Water Supply System in Santiago Island will be funded with US$150 million by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the remaining US$50 million will be provided by the Cabo Verde government and other partners...
23 Oct 2014 SANTIAGO
With the average annual rainfall of 1mm, Atacama is the world’s driest desert. This is the major reason why many cities in this region are facing water scarcity. In Copiapó a school charges around CL$2,000 pesos for each bottle every month, an estimated 10 times more expensive than tap water. On October 21, 2014, NASA has announced that it would be sending two of its satellites, TERRA and AQUA, in order to monitor the water levels for irrigation purposes in the Atacama region...
22 Apr 2014 HAVANA
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) will grant close to $50 million in loans for water rehabilitation projects in Cuba over the next two years, official daily Granmareported. The announcement came after a meeting in Havana by OFID General Director Suleiman J. Al-Herbish with First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel...
19 Mar 2014 KANSAS CITY, MO
Children International and Planet Water are collaborating on a project that consists of building five AquaTowers in five days leading up to World Water Day on March 22. The project is taking place in the Dominican Republic at schools and Children International community centers, and will meet the daily water needs of thousands of people...
12 Mar 2014 TOKYO
Japan’s International Cooperation Agency has granted a loan to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) for implementation of a project to develop a water supply system on Santiago Island, the island country’s press reports. The agreement covering the loan of nearly 12 billion Cabo Verdean escudos (US$150 million) was signed on 20 December 2013 but only now formalised by publication in the official gazette...
20 Feb 2014 CUSCO, Peru
Peruvian Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation René Cornejo Díaz on February 17 inaugurated the $39 million USD Wastewater Treatment Plant of Saint Jerónimo.The facility has the capacity to treat more than 85 percent of the Cusco region’s wastewater. In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities within it, the plant is part of a wider system that includes improved drainage and additional capabilities to process and transport drinking water...
14 Oct 2013 PANAMA CITY, Panama
The government of Panama last week announced $288 million USD in new funding for water projects, in hopes of heading off protests and complaints by residents.La Estrella Panama reported that on October 12, original communities, farmers, environmental activists and artists who make up the “Movement for the Defense of the Cobre River” had gathered in Santiago to raise awareness about the country’s hydrological basins...