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30 Apr 2021 OTTOWA, Canada
Canada Pension Plan Investments comes under fire for its participation in privatisation of Brazilian public water utility. Trade union CUPE calls out "outrageous" use of "workers' retirement funds to profit from people's need for clean water". Challenges wisdom of deal amid political uncertainty.
6 Apr 2021 SANTIAGO, Chile
Central Oversight Of 43 Chilean Water Authorities
17 Mar 2021 New YORK NY, United States
Conflict reduces access to vital resources like water and electricity, and also drives hunger.
UN Secretary General briefs Security Council.
4 Mar 2021 CUENCA, Ecuador
In the midst of February's presidential elections in Ecuador, residents of the country’s third-largest city, Cuenca, voted to ban future mining projects in five water systems.In a 7 February plebiscite, voters turned out to protect the region’s clean water resources. The area in which the ban covers is home to more than 580,000 residents and spans over 3,100 square kilometres of land...
16 Feb 2021 BUENAVENTURA
The bishop of a Colombian city that is suffering from a deadly spike in drug violence boarded a firetruck to spray the town’s main street with holy water and help to “cleanse it” of evil. Bishop Rubén Jaramillo Montoya performed the gesture on 10th February during a protest against violence in Buenaventura, a city of about half a million people on Colombia’s Pacific Coast...
10 Feb 2021 LIMA, Peru
Researchers say they have confirmed linkages showing global warming is directly responsible for creating a “critical threat” of devastating flooding in the Peruvian Andes.The findings represent a critical piece of missing evidence for lawyers suing German power giant RWE on behalf of Saúl Luciano Lliuya, a farmer from Huaraz...
8 Feb 2021 CUENCA
Ecuador’s fledgling mining industry faces another test on Sunday when voters in the third-largest city will decide whether to ban major projects within municipal limits. Alongside the country’s presidential and legislative elections, residents of Cuenca in the southern Andes mountains will be asked if they want large-scale mining within the drainage basins of five rivers...
8 Feb 2021 LOS ANGELES CA
It would be arguably the most ambitious public works project in San Diego history. The envisioned pipeline would carry Colorado River water more than 130 miles from the Imperial Valley — through the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, tunneling under the Cuyamaca Mountains, and passing through the Cleveland National Forest — to eventually connect with a water-treatment plant in San Marcos...
4 Feb 2021 HAMILTON, Canada
The world's dam-building spree from 1930 to 1970 is catching up with some nations as they face the risks of a crumbling infrastructure exacerbated by climate change. "Ageing Water Storage Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk", a report published in January by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), identifies that most of the world’s 58,700 large dams were built during that period with a design life of 50 to 100 years, with 93 Percent of them located in just 25 countries...
25 Jan 2021 BOGOTA
Do you need to be worried? Are the hippos OK? The hippos are fine: In fact, their numbers have exploded in Colombia thanks to aggressive breeding over the last 30 years. But they're now posing a threat to the ecology of their adopted home, and scientists are warning they must be culled before they destroy river basins—and more.
21 Jan 2021 LIMA, Peru
Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines is currently working on a report to overrule Supreme Decrees which allowed Nuevo Arcoiris S.A.C, the Peruvian subsidiary of Canadian Tesoro Mineral Corpto acquire and hold mineral and other related exploration rights.The Supreme Decrees not only grant the company mineral rights but also several other related rights, including water rights...
18 Jan 2021 LIMA
Peru’s energy and mines ministry has accepted force majeure requests from Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza for its 18.7-MW Santa Lorenza I small hydro project. The plant was due to be online at the end of 2018. According to BNamericas, the developer of the US$41.7 million project submitted the requests in 2019 due to transit restrictions on the Ambo-San Rafael highway after heavy rains and opposition from the Salapampa rural community that prevented excavation of the hydro’s tunnel...