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One Water Leadership Summit to take place in Los Angeles

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The U.S. Water Alliance will convene the 4th annual One Water Leadership Summit (formerly called the Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference), in Los Angeles, on Sept. 23-26, 2013.
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San Francisco to upgrade biosolids digester facilities

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Environmental engineering consulting firm Brown and Caldwell has been awarded an $80 million contract by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to provide planning and engineering services for the Southeast Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project.
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Veolia Water, Petrobras sign contract for oil-bearing secondary material processing unit

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Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Brazil and Veolia Water Americas signed a contract with Petrobras to design, build, own and operate an oil-bearing secondary material processing unit at its Alberto Pasqualini REFAP Refinery located in Porto Alegre, South Brazil.
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EPA awards $260,000 to boost restoration efforts at Onondaga Lake

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Two organizations have received a combined $260,000 from the EPA to finance activities that will enhance water quality in Onondaga Lake and the Onondaga Lake watershed in central New York.
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Pennsylvania environmental regulator pulls plug on drilling wastewater treatment plant

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has sprung into action to close a wastewater treatment facility in Rayne Township.
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Carlsbad desalination plant to utilize energy capture technology

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The seawater desalination plant in northern San Diego County will be the biggest facility of its kind in the U.S. and will use energy capture technology that is expected to deliver annual savings of $12 million.
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'Dry fracking' could replace water-consuming drilling technologies

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While the topic of hydraulic fracturing still remains in the spotlight, another unconventional method of extracting oil and natural gas from deep underground deposits has been quietly developing away from the general public interest.
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San Antonio to pay $2.6 million penalty for Clean Water Act violations

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The city of San Antonio has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will require the city to pay a $2.6 million civil penalty over multiple violations of the Clean Water Act.
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Oshkosh, Wis., ordered to reduce phosphorus discharges from wastewater plant

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The city of Oshkosh, Wis., will have to significantly reduce the amount of phosphorus discharged from its wastewater treatment plant under the terms of its new discharge permit.
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European Commission invests EUR 130 million in Romanian water treatment project

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The European Commission has approved a €130 million investment for a wastewater treatment project around the city of Bucharest, Romania.
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