3 Jun 2013 OLOPA, Guatemala
Some 400 residents of Olopa municipality in Guatemala’s Chiquimula department protested outside the municipal offices last week, accusing authorities of lying about works supposedly done to improve the water distribution system. The protesters said the work was actually for a mine.Residents demanded to speak to the mayor, José Lemus...
3 Jun 2013 AMMAN
Jordan’s $1.1billon USD water supply project is on track to be finished within the next three months, notes the Oxford Business Group. The Disi Water Conveyance Project is designed to pump 100m cu metres per year from the Disi aquifer, which lies beneath the desert in southern Jordan and northwestern Saudi Arabia...
3 Jun 2013 SHYMKENT, Kazakhstan
Criminal proceedings were opened on May 29 against several officials accused of embezzling public funds while carrying out the Drinking Water Program in South Kazakhstan province.The South Kazakhstan financial police said proceedings were initiated against the head of the Saryagash district’s Building Department, identified as B...
3 Jun 2013 SINGAPORE
Water companies in Singapore are attracting big-name investors as they profit from exporting their expertise to China, which plans to spend $850 billion over the next decade to improve its scarce and polluted water supplies. Singapore is a hub for water technology because of its own concerns about water security...
3 Jun 2013
Azerbaijan’s national water operator Azersu OJSC warns the population about the next interruptions in the water supply. Azersu reports that the supply of water will be limited in some parts of Hajigabul region and Garadagh district of Baku starting from 12 pm on 4 June in connection with the repair of one of the main lines located near Alat settlement of Garadagh district of Baku...
3 Jun 2013 LAGOS
Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola Saturday disclosed that his administration has provided 445 types of water projects in the rural and semi urban areas in the last six years to ensure that residents of Lagos State have access to potable water. Fashola noted this during the commissioning of a micro water scheme at Igborosun in Badagry Local Government Area...
3 Jun 2013 BANGALORE
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Sunday said the state could not release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as reservoirs across the river basin were nearly dry following severe drought. "As water levels in all the four reservoirs across the Cauvery river basin are below minimum due to severe drought over the past two years in the catchment areas, there is no question of releasing any water to Tamil Nadu for the time being," Siddaramaiah told reporters on the margins of a function at Sindanur in Raichur district, about 400 km from here...
3 Jun 2013 SAO PAULO, Brazil
Brazilian police last week fired on a group of Terena Indians, killing one and wounding several others, while evicting them from ancestral territory that is currently being occupied by a rancher and local politician.Armed police have also surrounded the protesters at the controversial $13 billion USD Belo Monte Dam along the Xingu River in the Amazon...