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EL SALVADOR’S MINISTRY OF AGRICULTUR E (MoA) is to publish a report in August on the state of pollution in the Lempa river.
THE SEPARATION of Belo Horizonte’s basic sanitation services from Copasa (Companhia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais), the Minas Gerais state water company, is likely to take another six months after the state governor and the city’s mayor agreed to the delay.
A series of policy initiatives adopted last month by the board of southern California’s Metropolitan Water District (MWD) could open the way to greater competition in the region’s water markets.
The flood of European and US capital which has followed hard on the heels of Latin America’s wide ranging water privatisation programme showed no sign of slowing in June with Chile and Brazil among the main beneficiaries.
BRAZIL’S SENATE has approved the creation of an autonomous agency to regulate water resources.
BRAZIL’S PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO has officially approved the R$4.1 billion (US$2.27 billion) São Francisco river water transfer project.
THE 14 GROUPS prequalified to bid for the El Bato dam concession in Chile’s Illapel area have until 12 September to make their technical and economic bids, the executive secretary for irrigation, Rolando Nunez said on 22 June.
The privatisation of Manaus Saneamento, the larger portion of Brazil’s Amazonas state water company, Cosama (Companhia de Saneamento do Amazonas), was postponed for a fourth time just 24 hours before the 25 May auction on the Rio de Janeiro Stock Exchange.
Thames Water and Portugal’s state energy company, Electricidade de Portugal (EDP), are negotiating to form a joint venture which would be known as Thames EDP do Brasil.
NUELECTRIC CORP, a Florida-based company involved in identifying and developing energy conservation and environmental technologies, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Zorax Inc and its exclusive worldwide licence to manufacture and market a proprietary process technology that improves the extraction of Cryptosporidium and Giardia from drinking water.