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San José to face water rationing for at least six more weeks
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Costa Rica
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San José to face water rationing for at least six more weeks

L. Arias - April 7, 2016

Water supply problems in Costa Rica’s capital will persist at least through May, according to projections from the Water and Sewers Institute (AyA). Currently more than 150,000…

Save water, ban golf courses, says Costa Rican lawmaker
Drought
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Drought
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Save water, ban golf courses, says Costa Rican lawmaker

L. Arias - October 23, 2015

Broad Front Party legislator Suray Carrillo Guevara is drafting a water conservation bill that would ban golf courses in Costa Rica -- both existing ones and those that are…

Drought: As tourism season approaches, Tamarindo needs a good shower
Drought
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Drought
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Drought: As tourism season approaches, Tamarindo needs a good shower

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 18, 2015

TAMARINDO, Guanacaste – Last month after a rousing surf session, I returned to my Tamarindo home well in need of a shower. I was covered with sand.…

Low rainfall conditions prompt water rationing until mid-2016
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Low rainfall conditions prompt water rationing until mid-2016

L. Arias - September 29, 2015

At least half a million residents of Costa Rica’s Greater Metropolitan Area will suffer water shortages and rationing until next year due to low rainfall levels recorded…

From the land of the rising sun
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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From the land of the rising sun

Marco Antonio Jiménez Muñoz | Mayor of Nicoya - September 13, 2014

The anthem of the province of Guanacaste reminds us of the unique and magnificent history of this region ever since it became a part of Costa Rica:…

City officials finally promise relief to Cartago residents facing ongoing water shortages
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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City officials finally promise relief to Cartago residents facing ongoing water shortages

L. Arias - September 11, 2014

Officials from the Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) and the Paraíso Municipality on Wednesday agreed to the first steps in addressing ongoing water shortages that in recent months have extended to two…

Cartago joins growing list of provinces struggling with water shortages
Eco water
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Eco water
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Cartago joins growing list of provinces struggling with water shortages

L. Arias - April 10, 2014

CARTAGO – The effects of drier rainy seasons in Costa Rica have been evident mostly in coastal areas in Guanacaste and Puntarenas, or in the higher altitude…

Costa Rica passes 2nd ‘popular initiative’ bill, which declares water access a fundamental right
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica passes 2nd ‘popular initiative’ bill, which declares water access a fundamental right

L. Arias - April 1, 2014

Water in Costa Rica will be considered a public good, and general access for consumption will be a fundamental right, according to a bill passed in a…

Water rationing will continue for at least one month, agency says
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Water rationing will continue for at least one month, agency says

L. Arias - March 29, 2014

Water shortages currently affecting 77 communities throughout Costa Rica likely will continue until the end of April, the Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) said this week. Some 117,000 residents…

High temperatures will mean more water rationing for some Central Valley residents
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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High temperatures will mean more water rationing for some Central Valley residents

L. Arias - February 28, 2014

Costa Rica's ongoing hot and dry weather is causing water shortages, especially in high-altitude areas of the capital and some parts of the province of Heredia. In…

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