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  1. Giant Chile Copper Mine Charged With Water Misuse

    5 Aug 2020- 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining giant BHP Billiton, operator of the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, in Chile was charged 31 July with exceeding water extraction thresholds over the past 15 years. “The company, d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/05/2020 - 09:54

  2. Bolsonaro Vetoes Provisions Of Legislation To Aid Indigenous Communities

    14 Jul 2020- 10:32 by Local Press Report BRASILIA MercoPress Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday vetoed provisions of a law that obligated the federal government to provide drinking water, disinfectants, and a guarantee of hospital beds to ...

    Local Press Report - 07/14/2020 - 10:50

  3. Human Rights Violations, Water Contamination Alleged At Colombia Mine

    25 Jun 2020- 06:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat LA GUIJIRA, Colombia The indigenous Wayuu communities of Colombia have launched an urgent appeal for the UN Human Rights Council to intervene in an alleged human rights crisis caused by operations of the Cerrejo ...

    Staff - Water D... - 07/03/2020 - 10:33

  4. How Medellin, Colombia Created Quality Public Spaces Around Neighborhood Water Tanks

    17 Jun 2020- 06:56 by Local Press Report Medellin Arch Daily Through their Sustainable Urban Interventions Department (DIUS), EPM, Medellin's public utility, analyzed 144 water tanks "based on aspects like usable land, population density, the ne ...

    Local Press Report - 06/17/2020 - 09:31

  5. "Theft Is Institutionalised" In Chile's Privatised Water Sector

    4 Jun 2020- 05:05 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Resilience In an interview, Rodrigo Mundaca, Agronomist and National Spokesperson of the Defence Movement for Access to Water, Land and Environmental Protection (MODATIMA), responds to the interview questio ...

    Local Press Report - 06/04/2020 - 05:05

  6. Lessons From Ancient Peruvian Water Management

    20 Apr 2020- 10:59 by Local Press Report AYACUCHO Science Rather than trying to seize the fertile valley floor, where people already lived, Wari colonists occupied high, dry land that no one else had figured out how to use. They constructed their governme ...

    Local Press Report - 04/20/2020 - 10:59

  7. Chile's Updated NDC Features Water Commitments

    19 Apr 2020- 08:59 by Staff- Water Diplomat SANTIAGO, Chile Chile has become the first country in Latin America to submit its updated climate action commitment (Nationally Determined Contribution, or NDC) as required by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, u ...

    Staff - Water D... - 05/04/2020 - 07:09

  8. Colombia Drug Lord's Hippos Poo Too Much

    13 Feb 2020- 08:54 by Local Press Report MEDELLIN Atlas Obscura They’re thriving, pooping, and fouling up the water around the drug lord’s former estate. Free to roam, the four original hippos multiplied into dozens that have been ambling around the Magda ...

    Local Press Report - 03/03/2020 - 14:27

  9. Chile Copper Mine To Reduce Water Extraction From Atacama Salt Flats

    12 Feb 2020- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, announced 4 February that it has reconsidered plans to continue water extractions from the vulnerable Atacama salt flats in Chile, and advance deploy ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/12/2020 - 11:43

  10. Lithium Miners In Conflict With Indigenous Chile Communities

    26 Jan 2020- 10:29 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Deutsche Welle Global demand for lithium is expected to triple in six years. But mining companies are increasingly coming into conflict with indigenous communities who are worried about the future of their ...

    Local Press Report - 02/03/2020 - 08:40

  11. Rio Police Investigate Municipal Water Contamination

    18 Jan 2020- 09:35 by Staff- Water Diplomat RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Rio de Janeiro's State Water and Sewerage Company (CEDAE) has issued a statement that “all tests conducted show that the water is within the parameters required by the Ministry of Hea ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:13

  12. UPDATED: Brumadinho Disaster: Sixteen Charged With Homicide, Environmental Crimes

    21 Jan 2020- 08:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRASILIA, Brazil This article was updated 22 January. Sixteen executives were charged with homicide and environmental crimes 21 January by Brazilian prosecutors a year after the Brumadinho dam disaster that kill ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:13

  13. Chile: Senate Rejects Water Rights Constitutional Reform

    13 Jan 2020- 08:26 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Prensa Latina The Chilean Senate's decision to reject the idea of legislating a constitutional reform to enshrine water as a public good was described as a national disgrace on Thursday. The text rece ...

    Local Press Report - 02/03/2020 - 08:40

  14. Argentina: Unrest Follows Relaxation Of Water Contamination Regulation

    27 Dec 2019- 10:35 by Local Press Report MENDOZA Mining.com A number of protests took place this weekend in Argentina’s central province of Mendoza, following the approval of a new version of Law 7722, which restricted the use of dangerous chemicals in mi ...

    Local Press Report - 12/30/2019 - 08:28

  15. Mine Operator's Report Suggests Excess Water In Tailings Dam Contributed To Brumadinho Dam Disaster

    17 Dec 2019- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil An “expert panel” appointed by mine operator Vale SA has released a report on the January 2019 Brumadinho mining dam disaster assessing that the dam beach, which killed about 300 was caused, a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/17/2019 - 11:21

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