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  • A Water and Sanitation Atlas for Brazil

    Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

    Last month a branch of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (“Fiocruz“), the Institute of Communication and Scientific and Technological Information in Health (Instituto de Comunicação e Informação Científica e Tecnológica em Saúde – Icict), in partnership with the Health Ministry’s (MS) General Coordination for Environmental Health Surveillance (Coordenação Geral de Vigilância em Saúde Ambiental – CGVAM), […]

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    A Social Experiment in Water and Sanitation in Minas

    Sunday, September 16th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The government of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais (MG), through Brazil’s third largest water and sanitation firm,the Sanitation Company of Minas Gerais (Copasa), is undertaking an interesting social experiment in the provision of water and sanitation services in that state.
    Thanks to a new state law passed earlier this year, […]

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    Improving Water and Sanitation in Minas Gerais / Melhorar tratamento de água e esgoto em Minas

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Sanitation Company of Minas Gerais (Companhia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais – Copasa), the third largest water and sanitation firm in Brazil, just announced that it has obtained financing to improve water distribution and sewage systems for 26 municipalities in the state from two sources. The first, involving R$180 […]

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    Brazil to Evaluate the Private Sector Role in Sanitation / Brasil avalia participação da iniciativa privada no setor de saneamento

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Only weeks after adoption of the new Sanitation Law, Brazil’s Ministry of Cities has just announced that it is launching a formal evaluation of the role of private capital in that country’s sanitation sector. [Currently there are about 40 concessions involving the private sector.] The study will be undertaken in cooperation […]

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    IBD to Help Rio Improve Its Water and Sanitation Services

    Thursday, January 18th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB Technical Cooperation will Support Program to Improve Efficiency of Rio de Janeiro State Water and Sewerage Company
    US$960,000 grant from the Japanese Trust Fund for Consultancy Services
    The Inter-American Development Bank announced today the approval of a US$960,000 grant to Rio de Janeiro’s State Water and Sewerage Company (CEDAE in Portuguese) […]

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