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  • BNDES official rules out state water tenders in 2018

    Tenders for the introduction of private sector management into the operations of Brazilian state water companies will not be issued before 2019, a senior manager at publicly owned development bank BNDES told Brazilian newspaper Jornal do Comércio this month. Luciene Machado, BNDES’ superintendent for water and transport, reportedly acknowledged that the bank cannot impose a timetable ...

  • Pricing policies for efficient water management

    Researchers have developed a new method to investigate the effects of different water pricing policies at the river basin scale. The system is intended to be used when water has to be allocated to different users under conditions of water scarcity. In many parts of the world, demand for water is outstripping the availability of water. Water is increasingly seen as a scarce resource that ...

  • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

    The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state would begin regulating its groundwater supply for the first time under the legislative package by Assemblyman Roger ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chile court rules for Indians against Barrick Gold

    A Chilean appeals court ruled against the world's largest gold mining company on Monday, favoring Chilean Indians who accuse Barrick Gold Corp. of contaminating their water downstream and creating more doubts about the future of the world's highest gold mine. The judges in the northern city of Copiapo unanimously ruled that Barrick must keep all ...


    By Associated Press

  • The water man of India wins 2015 Stockholm Water Prize

    Rajendra Singh of India is named the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need. Mr Singh, born 1959, lives and works in the arid Indian state of Rajasthan, where he for several decades ...

  • UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI

    Anti-Corruption in the Water Sector Corruption plagues water resources management, water supply and sanitation service provision, hydropower, and irrigation in agriculture. It reduces economic growth, discourages investment, violates human dignity, increases health risks and robs poor people of their livelihoods and their access to water. Yet, the systematic means to prevent and punish ...

  • Miami-Dade County to Rely on Recycled Water

    The South Florida Water Management District today renewed the largest public water supply permit in the state - the water use permit for Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department. The 20 year permit is structured to meet the water needs of Miami-Dade's growing population, which is projected to reach 2.7 million residents by 2027. The permit allows Miami-Dade to pump up to 60 million more ...

  • Rio+20 in the rear view: companies call for better water governance

    WRI’s experts will continue to provide commentary and analysis of the results of the Rio+20 conference through our series, “Rio+20 in the Rear View.” For more posts in this series, see ...

  • EPA Inspection Leads to Safer Work Practices at Fort Dodge, Iowa, Water Treatment Plant

    The city of Fort Dodge, Iowa, has agreed to implement safer work practices at its John T. Pray Water Treatment Plant in an effort to resolve alleged violations of the Chemical Accident Prevention regulations under the federal Clean Air Act. According to an administrative compliance order on consent filed by EPA Region 7 in Lenexa, Kan., the Agency conducted an inspection of chlorine handling at ...

  • TOMORROW: EPA Administrator to Focus on Protecting Clean Water in Travel to Minnesota, Texas and Illinois

    Tomorrow, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is hitting the road to focus on the important need to protect the critical streams and wetlands that provide 1 in 3 Americans their drinking water and that are currently vulnerable to pollution and destruction. The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers sent the draft Clean Water Rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for interagency review on ...

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