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Aging water infrastructure, capital needs remain unaddressed, survey finds

The most significant challenges facing the U.S. water industry remain aging infrastructure and capital needs, according to the 2014 U.S. Water Industry Outlook by accounting, tax and advisory services firm Weisermazars.
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California winery installs new aeration system to comply with state wastewater regulations

A winery in Napa Valley, California, installed an aerobic management system at its wastewater pond in order to comply with state regulations.
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New York utility forced to shelve plans for desalination plant

New York regulators have decided to delay their decision on whether an expensive desalination plant will be built on the Hudson River.
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One in 10 US beaches are dangerously polluted, report claims

Summer is the perfect time to relax on the beach -- but it might be worth thinking twice before heading to some of the beaches included in the latest annual beach water report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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California invests in water recycling to fight drought

While recycled sewage water is purified and entirely safe, many Californians do not universally support the idea.
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Australian researchers develop energy-saving desalination method

A team of researchers at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), claim they have developed a method that could reduce energy consumption by up to 80 percent.
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EPA requires Pennsylvania municipalities to improve stormwater management

The federal agency's orders are intended to enhance the state's efforts to implement efficient stormwater management practices across all communities and to improve water quality in waterways.
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Water scarcity could lead to political conflicts, expert warns

World Water Council President Benedito Braga said the biggest risk for conflict is predicted around the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile River basins.
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Survey reveals trends in US fracking wastewater regulation

The role of hydraulic fracturing for the growth of the U.S. energy sector is undeniable but states seem to have widely divergent views when it comes to the technology in general and to fracking wastewater regulation in particular.
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US demand for water treatment equipment to rise 6% annually through 2017

Demand for water treatment equipment in the United States is expected to grow by an average annual rate of 5.9 percent, reaching a total value of $13 billion in 2017.
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