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Desalination plants to become more common in UK, study predicts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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