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With water availability to Chile’s capital predicted to fall 40% by 2070, legislators are being called on to prioritise human and ecological needs over profit. When it comes to water, Chile is failing its citizens. In Santiago, the nation’s capital, millions of people are regularly left without running water for   Read More ...

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Eric Andreaus, a hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, stood up during a monthly Eldred Township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 2016, and announced that Nestlé was abandoning its plans to extract 73 million gallons of water per year from the local aquifer for its bottled   Read More ...

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“Water is life” is the message that countless organizations across Guatemala have rallied around as thousands march more than 260 miles to demand that the Guatemalan government act, and protect right to water. Tens of thousands of protesters set out on the long, and grueling march to Guatemala City on   Read More ...

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India has the world’s highest number of people without access to clean water, imposing a major financial burden for some of the country’s poorest people. According to the Water Aid, an international charity that strives to improve access to safe water, as well as hygiene and sanitation, there are 75.8   Read More ...

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In September 2015 Romanian Anti-Corruption Prosecutors opened a criminal investigation against intermediaries acting on behalf of the private company ApaNova/Veolia, the provider of water services in Bucharest. Bucharest local councillors had allegedly taken bribes in order to approve tariff increases. The documents presented by the prosecutors showed how water prices   Read More ...

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Environmentalists warn spreading farmland is partly to blame for rising waters The recent flooding that forced tens of thousands of people in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil to spend New Year’s Day evacuated from their homes has brought renewed attention to the record-level of deforestation in the region over the past   Read More ...

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The city of Chennai – a coastal metropolis of 8.7m people and capital of India’s Tamil Nadu region – has been flooded by an extreme weather event. The city experienced incessant rain, in what has been its wettest November for over a century: December 1 broke local records, with 490mm   Read More ...

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China will vigorously promote public-private partnerships (PPP) in infrastructure and public services investments, said a government official on Wednesday. About 1,043 projects have been unveiled since the launch of the PPP library, with estimated investments totaling 1.97 trillion yuan ($309.24 billion), said Lian Weiliang, deputy director of the National Development   Read More ...

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