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30 Jul 2022 CARTAGENA, Colombia
A new study to deepen the understanding of the relationship of Covid-19 with water resources and to summarise the progress and lessons learned on water management and governance in Latin America during the post-pandemic period is underway.
28 Jul 2022 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
Water Diplomacy Talks is a series of guest columns written by participants in different parts of the international water community.
Paulo Carvalho Shinji Yoshimoto has a master’s degree in development studies from the Geneva Graduate Institute specializing in Environment and Conflict. He is a Bertha Challenge Fellow, young LGBTQIA+ person, water activist, and co-lead of the World Youth Parliament for Water with experience working in International Organizations. Currently, Shinji has been travelling Brazil in a jeep-home, working with communities who are key in the protection of water resources.
25 May 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile's copper and lithium producers resort to desalination, water re-use, shorter showers. Government struggles to find balance global climate policies and economic benefit of mining.
21 Apr 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Specific mines operated by BHP, Antofagasta and Albemarle have been named in a lawsuit that claims the operators breached environmental protection, preservation, and conservation rules. Operators deny culpability.
3 Apr 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
UNECE and GWH examine successful aquifer arrangements in Africa, Europe and South America. Successful transboundary water management is fueled by transparent access to data.
14 Feb 2022 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Historic drought has affected commodity transportation on the river, regional ecosystems, fishing industry and tourism and power production. Continuation of below-normal levels of precipitation anticipated.
16 Jan 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
BHP's Cerro Colorado mine was ordered to halt water withdrawals for additional 90 period: local landowner prevails in complaint over impact of excessive withdrawals on aquifer.
6 Jan 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Intensive natural resources exploitation, access to water and social inequality to be addressed in new constitution now in development
25 Jul 2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cargo ships have been unable to transport goods due to the shallowness of the basin, which has also sparked concerns amongst local communities who rely on the Parana River for drinking water and energy supply.
The drought is expected to cost local grains farmers and exporters $315 Million USD across a six-month period, according to the Rosario grains exchange.
8 Jun 2021 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Government to reduce number of cargo ships permitted on the Parana River basin, part of Brazil’s fourth- largest waterway for cargo transport. Restrictions could impact Brazil’s agriculture sector, particularly in the major farming states of Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo which rely on the 2,400km waterway for crop transportation.
2 Jun 2021 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Persistent dry weather in central and southern Brazil has led to a water scarcity warning, rising electricity prices, falling crop yields and the threat of wildfires. Lowest reservoir levels since 2015 cause headache for the country's largest electricity source, while commodities markets see hike in sugar and coffee futures.
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.