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IChemE calls for global action to cut water usage in food production

More needs to be done to reduce the amount of water used in food production, according to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
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Water quality improves in Monongahela River

Sulfate contamination in the Monongahela River has been reduced and it is no longer listed as impaired, a state water quality assessment reveals.
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Shutdown strategy saves sewage treatment plant time, money

Engineers in the United Kingdom have devised a way to shut down an entire sewage treatment works without using storm facilities.
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New research projects focus on wastewater

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has announced three new projects that examine how we can improve the quality of wastewater or exploit it as a resource.
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Oman awards $250 million contract for desalination project

Singapore-listed Hyflux Ltd, in consortium with National Power and Water Co., LLC, has won a $250 million contract to design, build, own and operate a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in Qurayyat, Oman.
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ExxonMobil subsidiary fined $2.3 million over fracking-related damage

XTO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million for violations of the Clean Water Act at its hydraulic fracturing sites in West Virginia.
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Congress funds National Ground-Water Monitoring Network

Congress last week passed $1.1 trillion in spending that contains $2.6 million for the implementation of the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network.
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Campylobacter from water pollution spreads to seal pups

Seal pups on a Scottish island are contracting food poisoning from contamination linked to humans.
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Scottish water utility tests sewage recycling technology

Scottish Water and California-based Applied CleanTech are collaborating on a pilot project to test sewage recycling technology for wastewater at Dunbar and Aviemore Waste Water Treatment Works.
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Spain's FCC Aqualia wins wastewater contract in Qatar

Spanish water management company FCC Aqualia has won a contract to manage the sewerage system in Al Dhakhira, Qatar, for the next 10 years.
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