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California city to invest $285 million in water recycling project

Escondido, Calif., is planning to invest $285 million in a water recycling program that aims to help its public water system handle demand for water amid the ongoing drought.
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Oklahoma drillers to collect wastewater injection data daily under new proposal

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved new rules that would require fracking companies to record the volume of injected wastewater and the pressure at which it is injected underground on a daily basis.
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US Water Prize winners honored

More than 300 water leaders gathered April 7 at the National Geographic Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. to honor the winners of the 2014 U.S. Water Prize.
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Water recycling could help fracking companies deal with water shortages

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

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

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

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

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

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

The majority of American businesses are aware of the potential impact of water challenges they may face in future.
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