Water & Waste: The week in 10 stories

Friday, September 7, 2018


The board of Santa Catarina state water utility Casan authorized a hiring program.

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To block a recent temporary measure by President Michel Temer, which introduces new sanitation contract rules, the Workers' Party filed a lawsuit with the supreme court.

Leading candidates in Rio de Janeiro's governorship election came out to oppose the privatization of state water utility Cedae.


The public works ministry (MOP) is launching four tenders worth 11.3bn pesos (US$16mn) for flood control works in Antofagasta region.


Villavicencio city government will request funds from the national housing ministry to execute a flood prevention project.

Ibagué, in Tolima department, is seeking 40bn pesos (US$13mn) to complete the second phase of a complementary aqueduct.


Authorities unveiled a flood-control plan for 79 localities of Limón province.


The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) will finance pre-investment studies for a wastewater collector and treatment plant in the central district.


The supreme court ruled in favor of an appeal seeking to halt the construction of a tailings dam owned by mining conglomerate Grupo México in Sonora state.

A Morena party senator submitted a bill to ban the privatization of water resources.