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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.
29 Sep 2016 LUHANSK, Ukraine
A state of emergency has been declared in a number of districts in the self-proclaimed “Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR)” in eastern Ukraine, after Kyiv halted water supply to the region, local news outlets in the breakaway territory said this week.“The LPR Council of Ministers has issued an instruction to impose a state of emergency in certain districts of the republic over insufficient water supplies to cities and villages under sanitary norms,” LugansInformCenter reported...
21 Mar 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
The German government is providing $30 million USD for two United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) projects to help children in eastern Ukraine access water, sanitation and child protection services, the United Nations announced on March 18th.The projects will serve the cities of Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia, and government-controlled areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions...
29 Sep 2015 LIMA, Peru
At least three people have been killed and 18 more injured during clashes between police and protesters in Challhuahuacho, in southern Peru’s Apurimac region. The protesters, largely farmers, began demonstrating late last week to express opposition to the $7.4 billion USD Chinese-owned Las Bambas copper mine, which they fear will contaminate local water supply and crops...
6 Aug 2015 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission on August 5th announced another $13 million USD in aid for Yemen.Of that total, $11 million USD will used for health, food, water, sanitation and shelter services, and to help protect vulnerable people.The remaining $2 million USD will go toward relief works for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti and Somalia, as well as refugees returning from the Horn of Africa, the EC said at a press conference...
11 May 2015 BEIJING, China
China is considering a set of supportive policies to encourage private investment in projects aimed at addressing the country’s growing water pollution problems.The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environmental Protection jointly released new implementation opinions last week on regulating public-private partnerships for water pollution prevention and control projects...
13 Mar 2015 LUHANSK, Ukraine
Water supply to the city of Luhansk, capital of strife-torn Luhansk Province in Eastern Ukraine, has reached pre-conflict levels, Aleksandr Avershin, director of local utility Luganskvoda, said this week.About 124,000 cubic meters of water is now being supplied to Luhansk every day; that level is comparable to the volume the city received before fighting broke out between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops...
25 Feb 2015 SANTIAGO, Chile
Eighty-four percent of Chile’s water resources flow into the ocean and are lost, former Agriculture Minister Luis Mayol told reporters last week.“If we would make use of only 50 percent of the water that is lost into the ocean we would be able to irrigate over 5 million additional hectares, in addition to the 1...
18 Feb 2015 DONETSK, Ukraine
The Ukrainian government is providing some $6 million USD through the national budget to repair damaged water mains in Ukrainian-controlled areas of Donetsk province, provincial authorities said this week.A portion of the funding will also be used to repair houses damaged during military action.Donetsk officials said water mains in Sloviansk and Dymytrov would be reconstructed...
5 Feb 2015 LUHANSK, Ukraine
The “Lugansk People’s Republic,” a self-proclaimed independent state in Eastern Ukraine, is completely without centralized water supply as a result of fighting in the region, according to Hennadiy Moskal, governor of Luhansk Province, where the separatist enclave is located.Moskal said the village of Svetlichnoye, site of a water intake facility belonging to local utility Luganskvoda, which supplies 90 percent of the water supply to the “Lugansk People’s Republic," had come under fire a week ago...
6 Oct 2014 SHIJIAZHUANG, China
China's Hebei province will invest $9.7 billion USD to carry out ecological restoration projects for rivers, lakes, groundwater, mines and forests by 2017.Under the province's official plan, by 2017, no rivers or tributaries in the province should have water quality lower than Grade V. (Under China's six-level grading system, Grade I indicates the best water quality, and water below Grade III is unsafe for drinking)...
25 Jul 2014 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
Climatologists and meteorologists from Central America are predicting that drought conditions in the region will continue through August, September, and October.Following a recent Climate Forum in El Salvador, that country’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources issued a press release saying that after carrying out analyses of weather patterns, historical records of rainfall, ocean surface temperatures, rainfall probability scenarios, and other factors, experts have created a map of expected rainfall in the region over the next three months...