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Deadly amoeba found in Louisiana parish water supply kills boy

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A deadly parasite that can severely affect the brain if inhaled has been found in the drinking water supply system in St Bernard Parish, La., after the death of a four-year-old boy.
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New technology converts biosolids into hydrogen for electricity production

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New technology that converts wastewater biosolids into hydrogen gas is going to be demonstrated in a $1.75 million project developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Miami-based Chemergy Inc.
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Desalination plants to become more common in UK, study predicts

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The Institution of Chemical Engineers is predicting that desalination plants could become more common on UK coastlines and estuaries by 2050 as population growth and the effects of climate change places increasing pressure on water supplies.
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Colorado business leaders propose measures to deal with water shortage

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A new report published by business organization Environmental Entrepreneurs warns of the effect of climate change on Colorado's water supply and states that there is an increasing gap between the state's water supply and demand.
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Report predicts global membrane wastewater treatment market to reach $3 billion in 2021

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Globally, demand for membrane wastewater treatment technologies is growing as more public sector projects require their use and tighter water resources control regulations call for water reuse.
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New Orleans presents $6.2 billion Urban Water Plan

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Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to focus on resolving some of the most pressing issues in the area's water management system, concentrating on problems like street flooding, potholes and infrastructure, city officials stated when presenting the new Urban Water Plan last week.
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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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