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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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Water Environment Federation announces 'high profile' speakers for WEFTEC 2013

October 4, 2013
An impressive line-up of high profile national and international speakers has been confirmed to headline some of the most highly anticipated events of WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago, according to the event's organizers.
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Radiation discovered in creek downstream from fracking water treatment plant

October 4, 2013
Researchers at Duke University have found elevated levels of radioactivity in water and sediment downstream from a Pennsylvania treatment facility which processes fracking wastewater from wells in the Marcellus Shale formation.
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Desalinated water accounts for 98.8% of Dubai's water supply

October 1, 2013
Dubai is one of the pioneers in desalination technology and communities from water-deprived areas have been turning to the city for advice and good practices.
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London needs different approach to sewage spill problem, expert says

October 1, 2013
Proposed plans for London's super sewer may not be as effective as many people believe and an alternative solution should be considered.
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