Water & Waste: The week in 10 stories

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Friday, September 7, 2018

BRAZIL

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.

CHILE

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

COLOMBIA

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.

COSTA RICA

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

HONDURAS

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

MEXICO

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.