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French team develops wastewater treatment method using bamboo

October 22, 2013
A team of French scientists, backed by the European Union, has developed a novel wastewater treatment system that uses natural processes to treat effluent from industrial food cleaning and processing operations.
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Study explores impact of climate change on water demand

October 21, 2013
The Water Research Foundation's latest study examines the impact of climate change on water demand and the implications for water utilities.
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Demand for desalinated water drives global capacity expansion

October 16, 2013
The use of desalination has increased dramatically over the last year, leading to a 50 percent hike in capacity in 2013 compared to 2012.
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Triclosan in waterways leads to boom in resistant bacteria, study claims

October 15, 2013
A common antibacterial compound used in a number of consumer products, such as liquid soaps, toothpastes and shower gels, is contributing to the boom in growth of resistant bacteria in waterways across the United States.
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Chicago to launch major stormwater management system upgrade

October 15, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the launch of a $50 million fund that will support infrastructural projects designed to improve systems to capture, store and filter stormwater.
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Ohio proposes phosphorus limits in waterways

October 15, 2013
Ohio could soon introduce limits on phosphorus pollution, which fuels the growth of toxic algae in lakes.
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US water treatment chemical market to grow by 3.2% over five years

October 14, 2013
Demand for water treatment chemicals in the United States is expected to increase by 3.2% over the next five years and reach $6.6 billion in 2017.
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Wastewater spill closes Hawaii's Puhi Bay

October 8, 2013
A discharge of partially treated wastewater into the waters of Puhi Bay, Hawaii, in September led to a ban on all activities in the bay, including swimming, fishing and boating.
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Georgia, South Carolina locked in battle over freshwater source

October 8, 2013
Georgia and South Carolina have spent years trying to reach an agreement on how to use water resources in the Upper Floridan Aquifer sparingly and in a way which is fair to both states.
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Increasing water stress threatens US, study warns

October 8, 2013
The United States is facing a serious water supply problem, researchers from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder have warned.
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