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    $104 Mn. for Water Pollution Control in São Paulo / US$104 milhões para controlar a poluição da água em São Paulo

    Friday, July 10th, 2009

    From the World Bank:
    US$ 270.65 Million to Support Infrastructure and Water Pollution Control Projects in the State of São Paulo
    The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today two loans for a total of US$ 270.65 million for two major projects aiming at improving transport conditions and controlling environmental and water pollution in the State […]

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    LAC Projects Receive 2009 SEED Award

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

    This year’s recipients of the SEED Awards were announced yesterday by the SEED Initiative at a reception linked to this year’s session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), and several of the recipients were from Latin America.
    What is the SEED Award and who is the SEED Initiative? you ask.  The Initiative was founded […]

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    Expanding Water Security in Drought-Prone Ceará / Expansão de acesso seguro à água no Ceará

    Monday, December 22nd, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    Loan to Expand Successful Water Security Initiatives in Brazil’s Semi-Arid Region

    Project focuses on safe access to water for the poor in drought-prone Ceará State

    The World Bank approved yesterday a US$103 million additional finance loan for the Ceará Integrated Water Resource Management Project (Progerirh).  The loan will allow the semi-arid northeastern Brazilian state […]

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    A New Fund for Water and Sanitation in LAC / Nuevo fondo para agua y saneamiento en ALC / Novo fundo para água e saneamento em ALC

    Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB and Spain establish new fund to improve water and sanitation in Latin America and Caribbean
    The government of Spain and the Inter-American Development Bank signed an agreement to cooperate in the execution of the Fund for Cooperation for Water and Sanitation, a Spanish initiative that is expected to provide up […]

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    Funding Expansion of São Paulo’s Water/Sanitation Services

    Monday, June 2nd, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$250 million for Brazilian water utility Sabesp
    Resources will help company meet needs of São Paulo’s growing population and support expansion of wastewater treatment systems
    The Inter-American Development Bank today approved US$250 million in financing for Sabesp, the water and wastewater company of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to […]

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    Inequities in Water and Sanitation Services in Argentina

    Thursday, October 4th, 2007

    Not too long ago an Argentine think tank, the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimento – CIPPEC), released a report* analyzing the provision of potable water and sanitation services within Argentina. 
    The CIPPEC analysis demonstrates, to my mind, […]

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    An Innovative Watershed Management Model in Guatemala / Modelo innovador para la gestión de cuencas en Guatemala

    Saturday, September 15th, 2007

    From WWF-Central America:
    CARE and WWF launch an innovative business model for conserving water and promoting poverty reduction in Guatemala
    Communities and the municipality unite to execute a pilot project for the equitable compensation of hydrological services in the Sierra de las Minas zone of Guatemala
    Five communities of the municipality of Teculután with more than 3,000 people […]

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    Country Profiles of Environmental Burden of Disease for LAC

    Friday, August 3rd, 2007

    Several weeks ago the World Health Organization (WHO) released what it billed as "the first ever country-by-country analysis of the impact environmental factors have on health."  It phrased it that way ("country-by-country") because it released a more global analysis of the issue last year — in fact, that report was the subject of one of […]

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    Loan for Rural Sanitation in Chile / Préstamo para saneamiento rural en Chile

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB announces $100 million loan to Chile for rural sanitation program
    Project to reduce deficit of potable water and sewerage systems
    The Inter-American Development Bank approved today a $100 million loan to Chile for a rural sanitation program to improve the quality of life of people living in dispersed communities. The program […]

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    World Bank Approves US$30 Million for Water & Sanitation in Honduras / Banco Mundial aprueba US$39 millones para agua y saneamiento

    Monday, June 25th, 2007

    The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved a US$30 million zero-interest credit to Honduras to improve water and sanitation services from the Bank’s special arm for the poorest countries, the International Development Association (IDA). The project will assist the Government of Honduras in implementing a strategic plan for the modernization of the sector through […]

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