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Texas family wins lawsuit against fracking company

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A family from North Texas was awarded close to $3 million in damages after a jury found that their air and water had been contaminated by an oil and gas company.
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Hawaii waste management company accused of Clean Water Act violations

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Waste Management of Hawaii Inc. and two of its managers were indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Honolulu on 13 counts of U.S. Clean Water Act violations.
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Wichita ponders new water supply projects

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The city of Wichita, Kansas, is exploring options to secure its future water supply in an attempt to add extra sources to its water supply system.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

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South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Pennsylvania bottling company recalls water contaminated with E. coli

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a notice to the public warning against the consumption of Tyler Mountain bottled water that could be contaminated with E. coli.
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Saudi Arabia to build world's largest desalination plant

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The $7.2 billion facility is expected to produce more than one million cubic meters of desalinated water (264 million gallons) and 2,600MW of electricity daily.
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Latin America invests $17.6 billion in water projects

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Latin America is to invest $17.6 billion in water and wastewater projects in the short term as part of a wider focus on strategic investment across the region.
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Rudy Giuliani to speak at AWWA conference in Boston

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Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals on June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.
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US senators criticize EPA over alleged 'power grab'

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The proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the EPA over national bodies of water has sparked controversy.
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USDA announces record funding for rural water projects in 2014

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 116 projects aimed at improving water and wastewater services in rural areas will receive financial support.
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