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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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    Keeping the Environmental Policy Agenda Funded in Mexico / Mantener financiado el programa de política ambiental de México

    Friday, December 19th, 2008

    From the World Bank: US$401 Million for Environmental Sustainability The World Bank (WB) Executive Board of Directors approved today a US$401 million loan to the Mexican government for the Environmental Sustainability Development Policy Project to compensate for a tight public sector budget during this trimester. This financing is in addition to the US$300.75 million loan […]

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    Improving Water and Sanitation Services in Greater Managua / Mejorando servicios de agua y saneamiento en el área metropolitana de Managua

    Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

    From the World Bank: US$40 Million to Improve Water and Sanitation Services Project benefits low-income population in Managua The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved yesterday a US$20 million grant and a US$20 million credit to the Nicaraguan government. The funds will be used to increase access to reliable water and sanitation services for the […]

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    Improving Sanitation and Water Quality in Canelones / Mejorando saneamiento y calidad del agua en Canelones

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Uruguay to improve sanitation and water quality in coastal area IDB credit for up to US$80 million will finance sewer service expansion in Ciudad de la Costa and improve water quality in rivers, beaches Uruguay will seek to improve the quality of life of people in Ciudad de la […]

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    Outlook for “Green Jobs” / Prognóstico para “empleos verdes”

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    While the idea of creating a “green economy” with “green jobs” has been around quite a while, it really started to gain serious consideration as the climate change debate heated up,  and recently moved front-and-center during the US presidential elections and the debates about how best to respond to the global financial crisis (here, here, […]

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    Support for Colombia’s Water and Sanitation Reforms

    Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB supports Colombia’s water and sanitation reforms US$250 million loan tied to program to reach universal service coverage in Colombian cities and sharply reduce the coverage gap in rural areas by 2019 Colombia will consolidate its water and sanitation service delivery model and will seek to accelerate service expansion […]

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    Further IDB Support for Peru’s “Water for All” Program / Mas Apoyo del BID para el Programa Peruano “Agua para Todos”

    Monday, November 24th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB supports the second phase of Peru’s water and sanitation reform program US$130 million policy-based loan linked to measures that will expand water and sanitation coverage in low-income communities The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$130 million policy-based credit to the Peruvian Government, as part of an […]

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    LAC Water Center Created / Crean Centro del Agua para ALC

    Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

    Temas Note: While the idea of a center focussed on water and sanitation issues in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region generally appeals to me, I have to ask why in this form, in this locale, and with these sponsors?  Doesn’t the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) already have a Pan American Center for […]

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    US$200 mil. for Water & Sanitation in Argentina / US$200 milliones para agua y saneamiento en Argentina

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Argentina receives US$200 million in financing for potable water and sanitation program The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$200 million loan to expand potable water and sanitation services in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area and suburbs. This project is part of a wider expansion program which seeks […]

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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 […]

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