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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.
11 Dec 2019 SANTIAGO
Overshadowed by events in Madrid, where the United Nations COP25 conference is taking place, activists in the Chilean capital, Santiago, are eager that social justice becomes more central to international climate discussions. On December 2, the first day of COP25, more than 100 environmental groups launched a parallel conference in Santiago...
23 Aug 2016 PANAMA CITY, Panama
Panama’s National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (IDAAN) last week announced the launch of a $95.5 million USD project to build, operate and maintain new wastewater collection and treatment infrastructure in the city of Santiago.It is the agency’s biggest project in Veraguas province.Santiago’s existing sewer system was built back in the 1980s...
18 May 2016 PANAMA CITY, Panama
The Panamanian government on May 17th officially opened the bids submissions for a $112 million USD wastewater system design and construction in Santiago Veraguas province.Bidders for the contract included an Aguas Santiago consortium, a Rodsa IJ Santiago consortium, a Veraguas ABA consortium, Constructora MECO SA, SACYR Construction SA, and a Sinohydro-Cocige-DAM consortium...
18 Dec 2015 HAVANA, Cuba
Cuba’s National Hydraulic Resources Institute (INRH) expects to complete $11.4 million USD worth of water infrastructure investments by the end of the year, according to the agency’s director of investments, Rose Maire Ricardo.Ricardo said 95 percent of the capital for INRH's investment program, which aims to build and rehabilitate water and sewer networks, reservoirs, and pumping stations, among other things, had already been spent...
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.
30 Mar 2015 SANTIAGO
Officials in Chile said 14 people were killed and 20 were still missing after flash floods devastated the Atacama region in the north of the country last week. The rains, which started on Tuesday, were the worst in 80 years to fall in the region, one of the driest on Earth. Almost 11,000 people have been affected and more than 4,500 are in shelters.
18 Feb 2015 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Restoration of the main river basins in the Dominican Republic is possible, according to experts participating in a Latin American Water Funds Partnership conference last week.Attendees at the February 11th conference agreed that action must be taken to ensure that the water bodies are returned to their original state...
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...
20 Aug 2014 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile’s Environmental Superintendent, Cristian Franz, last week announced the launch of the National Environmental Enforcement Network (RENFA).The new network, comprising 16 agencies with environmental responsibilities under the Superintendent, will increase the number of environmental inspectors in the country from the current 100 to 600...
18 Aug 2014 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Residents of the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, are still experiencing water shortages and blackouts despite recent rainfall in the region.The Dominican Republic National Water Observatory reported on August 14th that the levels of water in the Valdesia Dam had slightly increased due to recent rains...
29 Jul 2014 SANTIAGO, Chile
Workers at Aguas Andinas, the water provider in the Chilean capital, Santiago, are continuing their two week-long strike, as the July 31st deadline for reaching a negotiated agreement with company management approaches.The union has organized protests and demonstrations, including roadblocks and a takeover of the Aguas Andinas corporate building...