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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 […]

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    Mandatory Independent Monitoring of Ecopetrol’s Discharges

    Friday, September 21st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Colombia's Environment Ministry (MAVDT) recently announced that the nation's public energy firm, Ecopetrol, will have its all its discharges into the Orotoy and Guamal Rivers permanently monitored and verified by an independent specialist company to check that they comply fully with environmental norms.  Audits will be published periodically.  Ecopetrol has also been […]

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    Regulación Modelo de Aguas Residuales para Centroamérica

    Saturday, September 8th, 2007

    Desde la Comisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD): CCAD inicia proceso de implementación de Regulación Modelo de Aguas Residuales en Centroamérica En el marco del Acuerdo de Cooperación que mantiene con USAID para apoyar a los países de la región en el cumplimiento de los compromisos ambientales del DR-CAFTA, la CCAD inició desde finales […]

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    Cleaning Up the Bogotá River

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Environment Ministry (MAVDT), the Autonomous Regional Corporation of Cundinamarca (CAR) and the Aqueduct and Sewer Company (EAAB), and the Capital District’s Environment Secretariat recently signed an agreement for $1.5 billion to clean up the one of Colombia’s most contaminated rivers, the Bogotá. The main component of the agreement is the expansion/upgrade […]

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    Sustainable Agriculture as a Key to Protecting the Mesoamerican Reef

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: WWF has concluded an agreement with major Honduran producers of palm oil — specifically Palmas de San Alejo and AGROTOR, subsidiaries of the JAREMAR Group — to adopt specified good agricultural management practices in order to reduce the impact their production has on the nearby huge Mesoamerican Reef (MAR). The agreement has […]

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