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Given the scarcity of water in Latin America and the growing competition for its use, industry faces a number of challenges in ensuring the continuity of business, to reach productivity goals, and remain competitive. The good news is that these challenges also make room for new practices and innovations that benefit not only the companies that require the resource.
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Mining with seawater
In Chile, desalination is projected to account for 15% of the average energy consumption of mining projects by 2020, an increase from 4% in 2013.
In Mexico there are 101 overexploited aquifers and 69 on the brink of overexploitation.
This is the path that should be taken by large water users: collection and treatment of wastewater and other types of water and their reuse in a closed cycle.
Infra, Water and Waste Stats 4Q13
Infra, Water and Waste Stats 3Q13
The key role of water management in adapting to climate change
Water for agriculture: Competing for a scarce resource
Panama invests to become a global connection hub
Getting back on track: The resurgence of railways in Latin America
Financing infrastructure projects: Regional capital markets gain ground
Urban and airport Infrastructure: The main challenges facing Brazil for the World Cup and Olympics
Outlook 2014 Infrastructure: Closing the infrastructure gap
Infra, Water and Waste Stats 2Q13
Infra, Water and Waste Stats 1Q13
Fresh water supply: Mass water transportation on public and private sector agenda