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Texas municipality enters public-private partnership with Severn Trent Services

February 5, 2013
Severn Trent Services will provide water and wastewater operations and maintenance services to Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District.
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US scientists look to turn algae into biofuel

February 5, 2013
Researchers at the University of Toledo, Ohio, are looking into ways to turn the abundant toxic algae in Lake Erie into fuel, hoping to develop a sustainable method for cleaning the water in the lake and producing energy.
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Pennsylvania launches probe into effect of radiation in fracking wastewater

February 1, 2013
The state of Pennsylvania is starting a probe into the effects of radiation in natural gas drilling wastewater in an attempt to find out if it is a threat to the general public.
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New report predicts increase in water treatment products demand

January 31, 2013
The global water treatment products market is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 4 percent between 2011 and 2015 and by 6.25 percent over the period between 2012 and 2016.
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California city moves forward with wastewater for irrigation plan

January 30, 2013
The 500-foot pipeline will be part of a system that will irrigate a golf course, parks and vineyards.
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WEF executive director briefs US Conference of Mayors Water Council

January 30, 2013
Water Environment Federation (WEF) Executive Director Jeff Eger briefed the 300 mayors in attendance on the “Water for Jobs” campaign, which makes the business case for water infrastructure investment.
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Shell floating LNG plant to use Veolia water purification technology

January 30, 2013
The MPPE unit will be used for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project in Australia, the largest offshore floating facility ever built at 488 meters long and 74 meters wide.
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AWWA names next president-elect

January 22, 2013
The American Water Works Association on Sunday announced that John Donahue, general manager of the North Park (Ill.) Public Water District, has been selected as the association’s next president-elect.
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Marcellus shale fracking threatens region’s wastewater systems, researchers find

January 22, 2013
Researchers at Duke and Kent State Universities have found that wastewater from Marcellus shale region hydraulic fracturing operations threatens to overwhelm the region’s wastewater disposal capacity.
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Renewable energy desalination project aims to improve water security in Middle East

January 22, 2013
Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, has unveiled a pilot project to develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies that can be powered by renewable sources.
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