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24 Aug 2020 Santiago, Chile
A strongly worded statement from the UN has requested the Chilean government to “clarify” its choice to place economic development ahead of human rights, identifying controversial agriculture and energy projects at the heart of its rebuke of the country.On 20 August Leo Heller, the special rapporteur on human rights to drinking water and sanitation, asked the government to “clarify” its approach to the intensive cultivation of avocados in the central coastal region and the development of the Maipo Hydroelectric Project that is southeast of Santiago...
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.
9 Oct 2019 MARSEILLE, France
An outcomes document of the High Level Strategic Workshop on Water and Climate, sponsored by the World Water Council, has been made available in advance of the COP25 meeting in Santiago in December.With the theme of “Raising ambitions on the road to COP25”, a June workshop aimed at increasing global climate ambitions through the crucial recognition of water as a main game-changer...
30 Jul 2019 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile's capital Santiago is facing an alarming water deficit, fuelled by climate change, that will worsen in the next decades, according to a new report.Challenged by increasing demand for potable water and decreasing resources the city, with a population of about 7 million people, has seen a change in rainfall pattern, with floods a more frequent occurrence...
18 Mar 2019 SANTIAGO
A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations. The experimental Las Tortolas power-generating island is being run by the giant Anglo American mining company at its Los Bronces mine, as the government pushes to put Chile at the forefront of renewable energy use in Latin America and the world...
20 Feb 2018 SANTIAGO
Spanish infrastructure group Acciona SA said today it has signed an agreement to supply renewable power to the main facilities in Chile of local water and wastewater company Aguas Chanar. Through Acciona Energia, the company will deliver enough power to cover more than 70% of Aguas Chanar’s needs in the Atacama region.
26 Aug 2016 PANAMA CITY, Panama
Some 70,000 people in Panama’s Veraguas province were left without water this week following a power failure that affected the raw water intake and water treatment plant in Santiago and Atalaya.Classes were cancelled on August 23rd due to lack of water in the region.Osvaldo Jimenez, the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems’ (IDAAN) director for Veraguas, said damage to the power line had been repaired, and water supply had resumed in some areas...
18 Apr 2016 SANTIAGO, Chile
Some 4 million of the 6.2 million residents in the Chilean capital, Santiago, were left without drinking water over the weekend due to “extreme turbidity" in the Maipo and Mapocho Rivers, which have been affected by the ongoing heavy rains and flooding in the region.Santiago water provider Aguas Andinas announced on April 16th that it would "shut down its production plants" and make progressive drinking water cut-offs in 27 of the city’s 52 neighborhoods due to the water quality issues...
28 Jan 2016 SANTIAGO
The Chilean government’s approval of a hydroelectric dam in the Patagonia wilderness has rekindled the debate on the sustainability and efficiency of large-scale hydropower plants and whether they contribute to building a cleaner energy mix.
19 Jan 2016 SANTIAGO
A Chilean ministerial committee upheld on Monday the environmental permit for Energia Austral's Cuervo hydroelectric dams, dismissing nearly a dozen complaints filed against the controversial project by environmental and citizens' groups.
8 Dec 2015 SANTIAGO
Valhalla Energia announced on Friday that Chilean regulators approved the environmental impact study for its 300-megawatt Espejo de Tarapaca project, located 100 kilometers south of Iquique in northern Chile, which is home to some of Chile's biggest mines.
25 Aug 2015 SANTIAGO, Chile
In an effort to promote innovation and environmental sustainability in the country’s agriculture sector, Chile’s Ministry of Agriculture, through its Institute of Agriculture and Livestock Development (INDAP), will launch 45 projects to install solar panels to power existing irrigation systems in the Valparaiso region...