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Study predicts global rise in wastewater reuse

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The amount of treated wastewater used globally for purposes like farming will rise in the future, according to a new joint study.
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Demand for desalination in US grows

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Desalination as a method to supply fresh water to communities has been developing over the past decade and demand for such services is still increasing.
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Human activity leads to changes in water chemistry, study finds

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According to a new study from the University of Maryland, human activities are altering the chemistry of the Eastern U.S. waterways, putting local ecosystems and drinking water supplies at risk.
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US Energy Department grants $16 million for water-power projects

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The U.S. Energy Department has announced that projects designed to harness the power of ocean waves, currents and tides will be able to take advantage of a $16 million fund.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

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Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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New technology for detecting contamination in oil & gas well wastewater unveiled

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A new particle analysis technology can give real-time information about potential contamination at offshore sites, giving site operators instant information about how safe it would be to inject water underground without any negative consequences for the environment and the well itself.
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Australian company develops wave-powered desalination method

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An Australian water solutions company has announced the development of the first ever wave-powered desalination technology, which promises to make the desalination process fully sustainable.
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Equipment failure causes Indiana wastewater plant discharge

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Officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management believe that a discharge of partially treated wastewater into Indian Creek was due to a equipment failure at Carriage Estates treatment plant in West Lafayette.
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Detergent ingredients present low environmental risk, study claims

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New research by the American Cleaning Institute has shown that some of the most common detergent ingredients pose very low pollution risk to rivers and waterways in the United States.
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Minnesota water company trials new biotech process for removing pollutants

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A Minnesota-based water company is experimenting with an advanced reverse osmosis technology designed to treat drinking water.
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