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  1. Brazil: Bolsonaro Backs Solar For Mass Scale Water Redistribution

    30 Jul 2019- 06:50 by Local Press Report BRASILIA PV-TECH Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has lent his personal support to an upcoming scheme for solar to power a mass-scale redistribution of water. The politician, elected as country head last October, ...

    Local Press Report - 07/30/2019 - 06:55

  2. Iberdrola Opens Brazil Hydro Plant

    27 May 2019- 06:49 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Water Power Magazine Iberdrola, through its Brazilian affiliate Neoenergia, has officially opened the 350MW Baixo Iguaçu hydroelectric power plant in Brazil. The plant, which required an investment of more ...

    Local Press Report - 05/27/2019 - 12:06

  3. Brazil Energy Minister Says Hydro Power Has Reached Its Limit

    10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Merco Press Brazil’s incoming mines and energy minister, Bento Albuquerque, supports more nuclear and wind power development to diversify the country’s energy matrix, while saying hydropower had reached it ...

    Local Press Report - 12/10/2018 - 11:31

  4. Brazil: No New Pantanal Hydro Projects Until May 2020

    19 Sep 2018- 08:49 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Hydro World The National Water Agency of Brazil (ANA) is suspending the granting of rights to use water resources for new hydro projects in the Pantanal region until May 2020. This decision will affect pro ...

    Local Press Report - 09/19/2018 - 08:49

  5. Norsk Hydro Accused of Amazon Toxic Spill, Admits "Clandestine Pipeline"

    2 Mar 2018- 12:56 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mongabay Norsk Hydro, a bauxite and aluminum mining and refining company also known as “Hydro” whose majority and controlling shareholder is the Norwegian government, has been accused by the Brazilian gover ...

    Local Press Report - 03/02/2018 - 12:56

  6. Brazil Hosts Stakeholder Consultations on 8th World Water Forum

    8 May 2017- 12:51 by Local Press Report BRASILIA IISD Approximately 800 representatives of water-related organizations and communities converged on the capital of Brazil for consultations towards the 8th World Water Forum in 2018, which takes place on the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/08/2017 - 12:51

  7. Brazil Ratifies Paris Climate Agreement

    14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazil’s new president, Michel Temer, on September 12th ratified the climate change agreement reached at COP21 in Paris last year. Brazil’s ratification follows those of the Unites States and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/15/2016 - 09:59

  8. 8th World Water Forum Will Tackle Climate Change, Water Security, Trans-Boundary Water Management

    4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The 8th World Water Forum, which will be held in Brazil in 2018, will take on climate change and other key issues including trans-boundary river basin management; dams and reservoirs; financing ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/04/2016 - 10:31

  9. Brazil Installs Floating PV System on Hydropower Dam to Maintain Power Supply Amid Drought

    8 Mar 2016- 09:16 by Local Press Report BRASILIA PV Tech Brazil has installed the first phase of a floating PV system on a hydroelectric dam to provide electricity at a time when drought is affecting output from the hydro plant, according to Brazil’s ener ...

    Local Press Report - 03/08/2016 - 09:16

  10. Brazilian Police to Charge Companies, Executives Over Tailings Dam Disaster

    14 Jan 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazilian Federal Police announced on January 13th that they would charge three companies-- mining firms Samarco and Vale SA and engineering firm VogBR-- as well as seven mining executives wit ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2016 - 10:27

  11. OECD Launches Report on Water Governance in Brazil

    8 Sep 2015- 10:31 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development The recent droughts in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states have exposed the need to shift from crisis management to effective risk governance o ...

    Local Press Report - 09/08/2015 - 10:31

  12. Brazilian Prosecutors Say Belo Monte Dam Endangers Livelihoods of Local People

    17 Jun 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazilian federal prosecutors have recommended that efforts to remove families living at the site of the massive Belo Monte Dam project on the Xingu River in Para state be suspended, saying th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/17/2015 - 10:36

  13. Brazil, Bolivia to Build New Hydropower Dam on Madeira River

    27 Apr 2015- 10:14 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Water, Power & Dam Construction The Brazilian and Bolivian governments are in discussions for the development of a new 3GW hydroelectric dam on Bolivia's section of the Madeira River, newswires ha ...

    Local Press Report - 04/27/2015 - 10:14

  14. World Water Forum Participants Sign on to Roadmap for Water Security

    17 Apr 2015- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAEGU/GYEONGJU, South Korea The 7th World Water Forum concluded on April 17th with the signing of a roadmap for water security that aims to ensure appropriate actions by all stakeholders. The roadmap, which pa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/17/2015 - 11:16

  15. Brazil Turning to Solar Power Amid Drought

    6 Apr 2015- 09:50 by Local Press Report BRASILIA The Ecologist Without water to feed its hydroelectric dams, drought-hit Brazil is turning to solar power-- dubbed "a fantasy" by the country's president just a few years ago. Now thousands of ...

    Local Press Report - 04/06/2015 - 09:51

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