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Smart H2O Summit to focus on solving critical water infrastructure challenges

Smart H2O Summit, a new conference and exposition being launched next Aug. 17-19 in San Francisco, as created to help communities and select business sectors solve their critical water infrastructure challenges through innovative new global technologies and solutions.
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Report assesses mercury contamination in streams

Understanding the sources of mercury can help water resource managers identify which watersheds are most vulnerable to mercury contamination.
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USGS provides grants for university water studies

Four universities across the United States have been awarded nearly $1 million to conduct research on water management and water quality.
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Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to toxic algae blooms, study suggests

Attention has been focused on water quality in Lake Erie since early August, when algal toxins from the lake got into the water supply for Toledo, Ohio.
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Smart water meter market to exceed $1 billion by 2019

A growing number of water utilities are installing smart water meters for their customers, according to new research.
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Rivers recover quickly after dams are removed

How long does it take for a river to return to its natural state when a dam is removed? Not as long as you might think.
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Mineralization of sand particles helps clean drinking water

New research overturns the conventional wisdom that mineral deposits interfere with microbial colonization of rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking.
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EPA to help communities develop integrated plans for wastewater, stormwater management

As part of its efforts to promote an integrated planning approach to wastewater and stormwater management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to provide $335,000 in technical assistance to five communities.
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New wastewater treatment plant to be built in Gibraltar

Gibraltar's government has awarded a contract for a new wastewater treatment plant to a joint venture between Modern Water Services Ltd and Northumbrian Services Ltd.
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Washington State DOE proposes new water quality standards

Proposed water quality standards for toxic chemicals have been released by Washington state's Department of Ecology (DOE).
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