Water & Waste: The week in 10 stories

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

ARGENTINA

The provincial government of Rio Negro issued US$300mn in bonds abroad to finance a US$580mn program that involves, sewerage and potable water works.

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BRAZIL

President Michel Temer named a new head for national water authority ANA.

ANA published a study unveiling the impact of natural disasters in the country.

The profits of Goiás state water utility Saneago suffered a significant decline in 3Q16.

CHILE

The interior ministry declared the entire Coquimbo region and 14 municipalities in Valparaíso as catastrophe areas due to drought.

MEXICO

Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera signed the Chicago Climate Charter.

PANAMA

The coordination unit of Panama's sanitation program and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) detailed the progress of a technical cooperation agreement signed in 2015.

Latin American development bank CAF approved a US$125mn loan to finance projects under a sanitation program for Panamá Oeste province.

PERU

Construction works began on a 308mn-sol (US$95mn) desalination plant, the first of its kind to be built in Lima.

URUGUAY

A US$13.3mn potable water plant opened in the city of Durazno.