Water & Waste: The week in 10 stories

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Friday, October 12, 2018

CHILE

State-run water utility Econssa unveiled a US$50mn wastewater reuse project for Antofagasta.

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BRAZIL

BNDES increased the limit of its financing for sanitation projects to 95%.

Sanepar will end water supply restrictions in the city of Guarulhos.

COLOMBIA

A mudslide killed at least 11 people in Marquetalia municipality, Caldas department.

The senate will not hold a no confidence vote against the finance minister over his alleged involvement in a water bonds program.

MEXICO

A water concessions initiative from Conagua is facing local opposition.

JAMAICA

The government is studying new businesses models for water utility NWC.

ARGENTINA

The federal government proposed a works plan to settle a dispute between two provinces over the Atuel river.

REGIONAL

Authorities in Chile and Peru highlighted the importance of desalination projects for future water supply.

Severe floods hit Central America in the wake of Hurricane Michael.