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EU-backed research seeks to develop quick water quality test

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A group of research organizations from 13 European countries have joined forces to develop a high-speed test that could dramatically reduce the time needed to detect viruses and bacteria in drinking water.
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Arsenic in well water linked to lower IQ in children

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The presence of arsenic in drinking water may interfere with intellectual development in children, a new study warns.
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Fluoride removal system to be installed at Texas treatment plant

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An arsenic and fluoride treatment plant located in Andrews, Texas, is to become the largest in the U.S.
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Report on Australian water utility exposes huge water loss

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State-controlled Water Corporation has been accused of allowing as much as 43 billion liters of drinking water to go to waste, either through leaks and bursts or because of faulty meters.
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UN: Polluted water kills more people than all forms of violence

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Every year, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste make their way into global waterways and the resulting contamination kills at least 1.8 million children, according to the United Nations Environment Program.
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Study highlights how extreme weather events threaten drinking water quality

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Utilities must take action to ensure they have the necessary flexibility when extreme weather threatens drinking water quality, according to a joint study by Australian and U.S. researchers.
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Columbus, Ohio, invests $600,000 to fight foul odor in tap water

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Over the past few weeks there have been more than 1,000 complaints filed by residents and businesses in the affected area.
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High levels of lead in drinking water linked to increased miscarriage rates

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According to a recent study, the elevated level of lead in the drinking water supplied to Washington, D.C., was to blame for the sharp and unexplained rise in the number of late-term miscarriages and spontaneous abortions between 2000 and 2003.
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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

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The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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Georgia, South Carolina locked in battle over freshwater source

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Georgia and South Carolina have spent years trying to reach an agreement on how to use water resources in the Upper Floridan Aquifer sparingly and in a way which is fair to both states.
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