National water and sewerage utility Enacal is readying the launch of two important water projects for this year.
Work on a plant and reservoirs will start Friday in Canela and Gramado, two popular tourist destinations.
A parliamentary group in Mexico's Puebla state wants to revoke the water supply contract awarded to a concessionaire and possibly rewind the privatization of the resource.
Los Andes' utility Esval stopped production at one of its water plants, but could avoid a full services cut, after a pipeline of Codelco's Andina division broke.
The water utility of Brazil's Santa Catarina state says that illegal diversion for rice and fish farming cuts into water supply for households.
The area has been facing a prolonged drought that affects water availability for human consumption and irrigation.