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Canadian startup develops low-cost method for industrial wastewater treatment, reuse

A Vancouver startup has closed a $5.6-million Series-A financing round that will help the company develop technology for reusing industrial wastewater.
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Scientists develop desalination method that also purifies water

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method to desalinate sea water and purify it at the same time, removing bacteria and particulates from it.
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Demand for consumer water treatment systems to register double-digit growth through 2017

The global market for consumer water treatment systems is set for annual double-digit growth over the next four years.
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California faces severe water crisis

California is in the midst of a serious drought problem and farmers and small businesses are likely to take the heaviest blow.
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Filtration plant operator sued for polluting Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay

A coalition of environmental protection groups has launched a lawsuit in a federal court against the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for violations of the Clean Water Act, accusing it of polluting the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.
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Beijing to develop water reclamation projects to reduce freshwater consumption

The Beijing Water Authority has set out a plan to start the construction of 16 new water reclamation plants over the course of this year.
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New coal-related incident in West Virginia raises water safety questions

Officials from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said that there had been a significant spill from the Kanawha Eagle Prep processing facility near Winifrede.
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Controversial draft rule on EPA water regulation stirs opinions

A draft proposal of a rule that aims to clarify the definition of U.S. waters has raised concerns that the EPA may not be proposing the most effective measures.
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Half of fracking wells in water-stressed areas

According to a new report by green investment group Ceres, hydraulic fracturing is fueling demand for water that many areas in the United States are unable to meet, since they are already water-stressed.
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Environmentalists call for tighter rules on New Jersey stormwater permits

The environmental groups have sent a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection, claiming that current rules do little to prevent water pollution.
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