Water and Waste: The week in 10 stories

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Friday, August 31, 2018

COLOMBIA

A series of flood related landslides blocked the highway connecting Bogotá and Villavicencio.

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CHILE

The tender for the US$470mn Catemu reservoir was halted.

An environmental court reviewed two appeals against a project to install an industrial landfill in Til Til municipality.

ARGENTINA

The civil works contract for the Gran Tulúm aqueduct was awarded to a joint venture formed by Benito Roggio e Hijos, Sigma and Mapal.

MEXICO

Water authority Conagua will release every study conducted on the water quality of the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig.

Billionaire Carlos Slim donated US$20mn through a foundation to finance studies for water supply projects in Mexico City.

BAHAMAS

A PPP contract to manage the New Providence landfill, which includes the installation of waste to energy facilities, was awarded to consortium WRDG.

BRAZIL

Pernambuco water utility Compesa will launch an IPO in the near future.

Senators debated a bill that would authorize securitized bond issues linked with water projects.

REGIONAL

Bolivia presented a lawsuit at The Hague International Court of Justice against Chile over the use of the Silala river.