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Water recycling could help fracking companies deal with water shortages

April 10, 2014
Recycling technology allows oil-field water containing salts and dozens of chemical elements to be cleaned and reused over and over again.
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Unilever fined $4.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

April 10, 2014
Unilever Home and Personal Care USA has been fined $1 million for breaches of the Clean Water Act and will also have to contribute $3.5 million to environmental programs.
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Massachusetts desalination plant to compete for prestigious award

April 10, 2014
A desalination plant in Swansea, Mass., has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Global Water Award given out by Global Water Intelligence.
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Water leaders urge passage of water infrastructure legislation

April 8, 2014
More than 130 water utility leaders from 46 states traveled to Capitol Hill on April 1 to advocate for the creation of a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority during the American Water Works Association’s Water Matters! Fly In.
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Stanford University to open water recovery center

April 8, 2014
Stanford University will soon be able to test various water and energy recovery methods in its brand new research center.
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Texas to look into desalination options

April 7, 2014
Texas is considering desalination as a possible way out of the water scarcity crisis it is facing due to extensive drought.
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60% of US companies see water problems as a threat to growth

April 7, 2014
The majority of American businesses are aware of the potential impact of water challenges they may face in future.
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Wastewater storage facility owner admits Clean Water Act violations

April 3, 2014
The former owner of an oil-and-gas wastewater and brine storage facility has pleaded guilty to violations of the Clean Water Act that resulted in the contamination of the Mahoning River.
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California to incentivize water recycling projects through low-interest loans

April 3, 2014
The California Water Resources Control Board has announced another move that aims to relieve water stress and contribute to water availability.
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France wastes 20% of drinking water through leaky pipes

April 3, 2014
About 1.3 billion liters of drinking water every year are wasted in France due to water leaks.
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