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  • Progress Toward MDGs in Sanitation in LAC

    Sunday, August 17th, 2008

    One of my first posts here on The Temas Blog concerned the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) progress report on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) regarding drinking water and sanitation. So it’s probably fitting as I approach the second anniversary of the The Temas Blog to be discussing the latest update just released […]

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    Improving Environmental Quality in Porto Alegre

    Monday, June 2nd, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$83.2 million to support the Integrated Socioenvironmental Program of Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Program will improve quality of life by restoring water quality, expanding sanitation services and upgrading the urban environment
    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the approval of a US$83.2 million loan to Brazil for the Integrated Socioenvironmental […]

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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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    PAC’ing Brazil IV: Water, Sanitation and Waste

    Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

    In Part I, I provided an overview of what the Program for Accelerated Growth (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento – PAC) proposed by President Lula is and why it matters to the issues I discuss in The Temas Blog. I also discussed its most direct impact on environment policy, the proposed changes in environmental […]

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    Is Meeting the MDGs for Water & Sanitation Good Enough?

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

    This month the World Health Organization (WHO) released a progress report on meeting the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as they apply to access to “improved” water and sanitation, using data collected by the WHO/UNICEF joint Monitoring Programme (JMP).
    As the WHO report I recently reviewed on the linkage between environmental conditions and health underlined, […]

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