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Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Cuba commits funds to Berkeley ‘Sister City’ water project

In what might be an indication of warming relations and cooperation, the Cuban Government has committed over one million dollars in Cuban currency to a project designed by UC Berkeley river restoration experts to help restore Cuba’s longest river, the Cauto. The project will divert sewage from Berkeley’s “Sister City,” Palma Soriano, from polluting the […]

Posted inCity, Community

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, State Senator Loni Hancock, challenge us to save as much water as them

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates has announced a city-wide water-conservation challenge with the chance for Berkeley residents to win “fame, appreciation, and a free lunch,” the latter with him and his wife, State Senator Loni Hancock. Bates and Hancock issued the “Bates-Hancock Water Conservation Challenge,” on June 29. The contest pits Berkeleyan against Berkeleyan in a race to see […]

Posted inSchools, Video

Berkeley to help sister city in Cuba with clean water plan

By Tom Miller Following Mayor Tom Bates and State Senator Loni Hancock’s December visit to Palma Soriano, Berkeley’s sister city in Eastern Cuba, plans are afoot for a community-built clean water solution for the entire city of 80,000 people. For the past decade, UC Berkeley researchers have traveled to Palma to work with the community to […]