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US Bureau of Reclamation offers $1.5 million for desalination research projects

The Bureau is looking for proposals from academic institutions, water and wastewater utilities and industry representatives on ways to address the country's desalination and water purification needs.
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Water management projects key for Louisiana's economy

The state has been busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and much of the work linked with that has revolved around water management projects, such as improving interior drainage systems and the New Orleans area levee system.
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Kansas state officials investigate Wichita groundwater contamination

Several areas in Wichita have been advised to avoid using drinking water coming from their usual sources.
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GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

Saudi Aramco and GE will award a $200,000 grant to the winners of a competition for the best desalination technology ideas that can lower costs and improve efficiencies.
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Dallas to start old water mains replacement project

Although the water quality meets state and federal standards, the aging pipeline infrastructure gives the water a yellowish tint, most often after rainstorms.
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Radiation-tolerant algae could be used to clean up wastewater from nuclear plants

A species of radiation-tolerant algae may soon be used to clean up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
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EU-backed research seeks to develop quick water quality test

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

The presence of arsenic in drinking water may interfere with intellectual development in children, a new study warns.
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California water recycling facility reaches milestone

The city of El Segundo announced that the West Basin Municipal Water District has recycled 150 billion gallons of water at its Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility.
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Veolia outlines strategic move towards mining industry

French water and environmental services giant Veolia Environnement SA is looking to increase its share of sales to the mining industry.
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